MORONI, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The 63rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is celebrated in the Comoros this week. The cerebrations kicked off on Wednesday in Moroni, the capital of the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean, ahead of the Chinese National Day, which falls on Oct. 1.
Chinese Ambassador Wang Leyou held a reception to mark the occasion, which was attended by local government officials and religious, diplomatic and civil society circles.
"On behalf of the embassy, we thank you for coming. This is a valuable sign of deep friendship between our two countries and our two peoples over 37 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations," the ambassador told his guests.
The diplomat took the opportunity to demonstrate the China's economic growth since the implementation of the policy of reform 34 years ago. Despite uncertainties in the global economy, China maintained a growth of 8.1 percent in the first half of the year, according to the Chinese envoy.
He reiterated China's commitment to win-win cooperation and common development with the rest of the world, citing the China- Africa cooperation mechanism, which has seen a great success since 2000.
Vice President of the Comoros Fouad Mohadji attended the reception held at the Chinese Embassy, expressing thanks and desire for the development of bilateral ties and cooperation.
"The Union of the Comoros is grateful to the People's Republic of China for its invaluable and multifaceted development of the Comoros," the official said.
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