Prime Minister Freundel Stuart wants to see more Chinese tourists coming
Stuart expressed this wish recently when China’s new ambassador, Wang
Ke, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court.
He told the envoy and her delegation: “We have great interest in seeing
Chinese nationals travelling to Barbados and taking in the cultural and other
offerings. As we deepen our relationship, I hope more Chinese visitors will
come here and I want to see also an increasing number of Barbadians
going to China.”
Stuart stated that the 36-year-old relationship between Barbados and China
was at a high and attributed this in part to Ambassador Wang’s predecessors,
whom he said did an excellent job here. He added that the staff of the
Chinese Embassy had also shown commitment in the discharge
of their responsibility.
Wang expressed the view that with increased promotion in China, this
country should attract more visitors. She informed the Prime Minister that the
recent CCTV-produced documentary on Barbados had been shown in China
last month, and she had received a lot of positive feedback.
During the meeting, the two also discussed the establishment of a
Confucius School at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus,
and the Wildey Gymnasium.