NASSAU, Bahamas – His Excellency Hui Luangyu, Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China will make an official visit to The Bahamas from Tuesday, February 17 to Thursday, February 19.


Vice Premier Hui will be received by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon Brent Symonette and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Hu Dingxian at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Tuesday.


The Vice Premier will pay courtesy calls on Their Excellencies the Governor General Arthur Hanna and Mrs Hanna at Government House and Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham at the Cabinet Office, Churchill Building.


Mr. Symonette and the Vice Premier will participate in a signing ceremony in the Cabinet Room of the Cabinet Office, which will be followed by an official dinner at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.


The Vice Premier’s official visit will also include a tour of Atlantis, a visit to the Clifton Heritage Authority and the Lucaya Tropical Produce in New Providence.


On Wednesday, Mr. Symonette, Bahamas Government officials, Vice Premier Hui and his delegation will depart the Lynden Pindling International Airport for Freeport, Grand Bahama.


They will be received by Government Ministers, Parliamentarians and officials and principals of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and will attend an official luncheon at Our Lucaya Resort.


The delegation will be taken on a tour of the Freeport Container Port and the Grand Bahama Shipyard. An official dinner will be hosted by the Vice Premier in the Churchill Room of Our Lucaya Resort.


The Vice Premier and his delegation are expected to depart the country on Thursday, February 19.


The Government of The Bahamas and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) established diplomatic relations with the signing of a Joint Communiqué on May 23, 1997.