Prime Minister Gaston Browne Graces Grand Opening Celebration of Antigua and Barbuda Embassy in Beijing

Beijing, January 23, 2024 – In a momentous gathering at the Sanlitun Diplomatic Compound, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda added grandeur to the official opening ceremony and cocktail party, commemorating the establishment of the Embassy of Antigua and Barbuda to the People’s Republic of China. The event, held today, was a resplendent affair, signifying the deepening ties between the two nations. Prime Minister Browne, alongside distinguished guests, witnessed the unfolding of a new chapter in bilateral relations.
At this historic moment, a series of important dignitaries were also in attendance, including key figures such as E. Paul Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Trade, and Barbuda Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda, His Excellency Mr. Brian Stuart-Young, the Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to China, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xu Feihong, and Ambassador Zhang Yanling, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Antigua and Barbuda.


The celebratory event commenced with the ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolizing the official inauguration of the embassy. Prime Minister Browne, in his address, expressed heartfelt gratitude for the warm welcome received in Beijing and highlighted the Embassy’s role in furthering diplomatic cooperation, cultural exchange, and economic collaboration between the two nations.
The subsequent cocktail party was a testament to the success of the event, providing a platform for fruitful discussions and exchanges. Notably, the management team of Ediacaran (EDICR) graced the occasion. Prime Minister Browne engaged in vibrant conversations with the EDICR management team, emphasizing the importance of international partnerships and collaborative initiatives.


As the evening drew to a close, guests reveled in the event, fostering a sense of camaraderie and goodwill, setting the tone for a future marked by shared prosperity and mutual understanding between the two nations.