|Ambassador MA Jisheng Hosts Arrival Reception|
Ambassador MA Jisheng and his wife, Mme. ZHONG Yue hosted arrival and Chinese New Year reception on January 25, 2013.
The Speaker of Althingi, H.E. Mme. Jóhannesdóttir, former president of Iceland, H.E. Mme. Finnbogadóttir, Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Skarphéðinsson, government officials, diplomats, and guests from all circles attended the reception.
In his remarks, Ambassador MA spoke highly of China-Iceland relations. Mr. MA hoped to make every endeavor to work with Icelandic colleagues and push forward the bilateral relations in various fields. He also introduced China's domestic situation, especially the 18th Party's National Congress and the China Dream for the great renewal of the Chinese nation.
Mr. Skarphéðinsson warmly welcomed Ambassador MA and congratulated Chinese New Year. He said that Iceland-China relationship has achieved great progress since the establishment of diplomatic ties. As a country with the population of 1.3 billion and the 2nd biggest economy in the world, China and Iceland always respect each other and enjoy mutual benefits. He looks forward to a better future of the relations between the two countries.