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New Chinese Ambassador Arrived in Freetown

New Chinese Ambassador Arrived in Freetown

H. E. Mr. Zhao Yanbo, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Sierra Leone, arrived in Freetown on Dec 31, 2013, and was warmly received by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

Ambassador Zhao Yanbo stated that he was delighted to be appointed as the 14th Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone at the important moment of the development of China-Sierra Leone relations, and looked forward to making concerted efforts with the Sierra Leonean side to jointly promote the continuous healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.

Ambassador Zhao Yanbo, born in Shaanxi Province of China in December, 1959, graduated from Xi’an International Studies University, then studied in China Foreign Affairs University. Before his appointment to Sierra Leone by Chinese President Xi Jinping, he was Counsellor of the Department of External Security Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. He is an experienced diplomat and has been in diplomatic service for 28 years. He has served in Consulate General of China in Alexandria, Egypt, and Chinese Embassy in Egypt, Canada, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand. He also served as vice Mayor of Yichang City in Hubei Province of China.

He is married with one daughter.

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