（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 戴雨栖 孟庆玺北京报道）2020年9月29日晚，中外新闻社大使俱乐部在北京举行国庆招待晚宴，应邀出席晚宴的大使有：斯洛伐克驻华大使杜尚•贝拉阁下，阿尔巴尼亚驻华大使塞利姆•贝洛尔塔亚阁下，马耳他驻华大使卓嘉鹰阁下，冰岛驻华大使古士贤阁下，突尼斯驻华大使迪亚•哈立德阁下和阿尔及利亚驻华大使艾哈桑• 布哈利法阁下。中外新闻社总裁韦燕代表中外新闻社董事会、理事会、社务会以及中外新闻社驻海外63个国家和地区分社记者站和新闻中心对大使们的莅临表示热烈的欢迎!
On the evening of September 29th, 2020, Home and Abroad News Press held the National Day Reception Dinner in Beijing. The participating ambassadors included: the Ambassador of Slovakia to China, H.E. Mr. Dusan Bella, the Ambassador of Albania to China, H.E. Mr. Selim Belortaja, the Ambassador of Malta to China, H.E. Mr. John Aquilina, the Ambassador of Iceland to China, H.E. Mr. Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson, the Ambassador of Tunisia to China, H.E. Mr. Dhia Khaled, and the Ambassador of Algeria to China, H.E. Mr. Ahcene Boukhelfa. On behalf of Home and Abroad News Press’ board of directors, the council and the administrative committee as well as the global branches and information centers in 63 countries, the President Madam. Wei Yan delivered the welcome speech and extend a warm welcome to the ambassadors and all guests!
In one more day, we will be celebrating the 71st National Day of the People’s Republic of China. At this time, the banquet hall of Redstone Gallery Pavilion is filled with festive atmospheres. At 6pm, all the guests stood up and sing the national anthem of the People's Republic of China. This is the warm wish of the world to our motherland’s birthday; this is also the perfect integration of the Eastern and Western cultures as well as a symbol of harmony and joy in the world's big family.
She said in her welcome speech that over the past 71 years, our Chinese Communist Party has led the people of all ethnic groups across the country, united and worked hard to build the New China from the ground. Great changes have taken place in China. The country’s economic and overall strength have greatly improved, people’s lives have been significantly upgraded, the level of social civilization has been greatly enhanced, and its international status has been continuously improved. We are proud of our motherland's growing prosperity! We will further develop ourselves with global momentum and also make greater contributions to the world development.
She said, since the beginning, Home and Abroad News Press has always been active on the international stage with a global perspectives and innovative thinking models. We are good at drawing the wisdom from "the unity of man and nature". Five years ago, Home and Abroad News Press and Communication University of China formed a strategic partnership, which allowed us to increase our influence quickly and fully in the international community. Since 2011, 108 foreign ambassadors to China have become the prize winners of “Home and Abroad News Press --- the News Persons of the Year”. Today, the "Home and Abroad News Press Ambassador Club" has also founded. This club will strengthen mutual trust and good-neighborly friendship between countries. It will be an open, diverse, and active exchange platform for foreign ambassadors and diplomats. As China's mainstream media, we have the unique advantage of integrating China and foreign countries while taking the great responsibilities to build a community with a shared future for mankind. It is an irreplaceable bridge to connect all countries along the "Belt and Road" initiative.
With the music, the ambassadors took the stage one by one. They highly appreciated for the “Ambassadors’ National Day Dinner" organized by Home and Abroad News Press. They can gather with many ambassadors and diplomatic colleagues from various embassies and sincerely wish the 71st birthday of China on behalf of their governments and people. They all stated that China took the lead in successfully controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in the world and actively carried out international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, which fully demonstrated the responsibility of a major country. They also spoke highly of China's development achievements in various fields.
At the banquet, “The Ambassador’s Club VIP Cards” were presented to each ambassador. Then, the group band of the Central Conservatory of Music performed melodiously "Chunjiang Flower Moon Night", "Bubugao", "Xiyangyang", "Zizhu Tune", "Yueer Gao", "Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon", "Flowers and Full Moon", "Golden Snake Dance" and other traditional Chinese music. The ambassadors and all guests tasted fine wine, enjoyed the meal with music, communicated with each other, all felt that China is a wonderful country!