Church leaders in the SI meet for talks with the Chinese Ambassador
About 14 local church leaders met with the Chinese Ambassador at the Embassy yesterday.
These included representatives of the Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) and the Solomon Islands Full Gospel Association.
They were invited by the Embassy to an Open House Day.
Addressing the Christian leaders, the Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency Li Ming, said his Embassy was honoured to host and to educate them about China, on relations between China and Solomon Islands and promote further understanding between the two countries.
He said China is one of the oldest civilisations in the world – over five thousand years old.
The Ambassador said the Chinese Embassy in Honiara supports dialogue and cooperation between religious groups of the two countries.
The Vice Chair of the Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA), Rev. Bishop Maefonea, thanked the Chinese Embassy for the opportunity for church leaders to understand more about China
He also said the Chinese Embassy was the first development partner to provide the opportunity for local church leaders to engage in discussions on how the churches could work together to progress the Solomon Islands.
Bishop Maefonea also mentioned how the PRC had delivered development aid in the form of medical support, infrastructure and investment to the SI since the start of diplomatic ties.
Source. Island Sun newspaper.