The Founder of the Sierra Leone China Friendship Association (SiLCHA), Sierra Leone’s Cultural Ambassador to China with vast philanthropic experience, Mariatu Kargbo, the black pearl of Africa and China aka Maliya received a certificate for an outstanding performance.
The certificate was presented to Maria by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Chines Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Sierra Leone recently celebrated their 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations: 1971-2021of which both countries took to the stage in celebration of such relationship.
Maria was among those that were invited to perform considering her love and passion for China – Sierra Leone friendship.
It was not a mistake for the President of CPAFFC, Lin Songtian and his team to give her such merit.
President Lin Songtian commended Maria’s performance and said she represent her country well.
Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, H.E. Ambassador Hu Zhangliang said the history of China-Sierra Leone relations over the past 50 years demonstrates that China-Sierra Leone friendship is a valuable asset for both sides and that both sides should always exert efforts to nurture and cultivate their cordial relations as the prospect of their relations is broad and bright because this relationship is based on equality, mutual trust, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation.
He commended friendship organisations such as SiLCHA for doing all they can to develop the relationship. He extended thanks to Maria the Black Pearl of China for her tremendous work in China and Sierra Leone.
“We highly appreciate your effort in contributing to this relationship”
Maria while thanking the CPAFFC and the Chinese Government for always considering her said she is sure the bond will continue to become stronger and the diplomatic relations will be strengthened..