Amb Qin Jian: Somalia was the first country in east Africa to establish diplomatic relations with China.

China(SONNA) The Chinese Ambassador to Somalia H.E Qin Jian has commented on the diplomatic ties between Somalia and China as long standing historically for both countries.

According to a post on his twitter,  Amb Qin Jian stressed the importance of strengthening the relations and  cooperation between Somalia and China in terms of various aspects, since it’   60th anniversary of diplomatic relations of on 14 December 2020.

“ON December 14th,1960 Somalia was the first country in east Africa to establish diplomatic relations with China and Somalia”. Mr Qin says.

He added that 600 years, China and Somalia have been closely linked by the Maritime silk road, and Mogadishu was already a famous commercial city at time, and also the friendship between Somalia and China has spanned the Maritime Silk road ,times and century has been passed down generations.

The Chinese Ambassador to Somalia H.E Qin Qian said that, historically the relationship between Somalia and China can be trucked back to more then 600 years ago, when  Zheng He,a Chinese navigator visited Somalia”. He added.

Somalia has benefited from China support in the area of Education, rebuilding, economically and government institutions, today many Somalia students get scholarship from China, while most of them are known coming back home to work for the country by what they have learnt.

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