The Chinese Embassy hosted a farewell reception for 22 students who have been awarded scholarships to study in China.
Samoa’s Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Wang Xuefeng congratulated all the students who are making the journey to China to further their studies in universities in various cities.
“You have won the scholarship with your hard work and your academic excellence,” Mr. Xuefang said.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Samoa for the strong support and assistance in the implementation of the Chinese Scholarships programme over the years."
“This year, just as every year in the past, the best candidates for the scholarships have been selected.”
Both China and Samoa attach great importance to education and the practical cooperation in the field of education.
“The government of China has been granting scholarships to Samoan students since 1982."
“Up to now, Chinese Government have supported over 230 Samoan students on full scholarships to gain their degrees in China,” said the Ambassador.
Apart from the scholarships, China has been actively engaging in the development of human resources and has provided a large number of training opportunities for Samoa every year, he said.
One of the students, Bertha Amosa thanked the government of China on behalf of the students for all the opportunities afforded to them.
“These golden opportunities are the fruition of each of our dreams and goals as we enter adulthood to attain what we want in life,” said Bertha.
“The Chinese government will never be forgotten in our hearts and we will love China like our own country as it will be our home and our people for the next five years.”