*SiLCHA会见中国人民对外友好协会亚非事务副主任*纪永军。会议于 2022 年 8 月 15 日星期一以虚拟方式进行，是新任命的亚非事务总干事的首要任务之一。对外友协亚非部主任黄晓伟（Vivian）透露，此次会面是为了互相介绍，因为季永军先生今年刚上任。季先生曾负责与拉美国家的人文交流，现任对外友协亚非司司长。 Vivian指出，季永军先生向往与非洲友好协会的朋友会面，因为他想了解SiLCHA目前加强中塞友谊的重点项目，如Small Small Chinese，并讨论未来COVID后的合作。 -19 时代等等。全国友协方面与会人员有： 1. 全国友协亚非司副司长季永军先生 2. 全国友协亚非部主任黄晓薇女士 3. 常务副主任涂丽丽女士全国对外友协亚非司 4. 全国友协亚非部焦天娇女士 SiLCHA 方参会人员有： 1. Mariatu Kargbo 女士 SiLCHA SSC 创始人 2. Onike King 女士 SiLCHA 主席 3 . Ibrahim Jonal Sesay 先生 SiLCHA 秘书长 4. Ibrahim Banguara 先生 公共关系官兼 SSC 协调员 5. Eugenia Metzger 女士 SiLCHA 和 SSC 创始人 Mariatu Kargbo 女士谈到了几年前 SiLCHA 的成立以及他们对两国关系。
她建议季先生记住基层友好协会，因为他们一直在为中国做着伟大的工作。指出他们应该是项目/发展的直接受益者，这些项目/发展将作为对外友协的遗产留在他们的社区中。 SiLCHA主席奥妮克·金女士表示，他们渴望召开这样的会议，希望对外友协了解塞拉利昂与中国的关系。她透露，SiLCHA 优先考虑教育、农业和健康。她强调，他们始终在各方面与中方站在一起，并在必要时给予支持。 SiLCHA还向纪永军先生重申了对一个中国原则的支持。正如主席所说，季永军先生在主旨演讲中将自己描述为一个大家庭。他对会见表示高兴，也谈到了两国文化交流。永军对SiLCHA的其他项目中的Small Small Chinese教学项目印象深刻，并与他们分享了墨西哥的经验，以使该项目更加成功。
*SiLCHA Meets with CPAFFC Deputy Director General of Asian and African Affairs*
The Sierra Leone China Friendship Association (SiLCHA) executive met with the new Deputy Director General of Asian and African Affairs for Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) Mr. Ji Yongjun.
The meeting which was done virtually on Monday, August 15, 2022 was one of the first tasks of the newly appointed DG of Asian and African Affairs.
Huang Xiaowei (Vivian), Director, Department of Asian and African Affairs, CPAFFC disclosed that the meeting meant to introduce each other as Mr. Ji Yongjun just took office this year. Mr. Ji used to be in charge of people-to-people exchanges with Latin American Countries, but he is now head of the department of Asian and African Affairs, CPAFFC.
Vivian pointed out that Mr. Ji Yongjun was yearning to meet with friends from African friendship associations because he wants to learn about SiLCHA’s current key programs to enhance China-Sierra Leone friendship, such as Small Small Chinese and to discuss on future cooperation in post COVID-19 era among others.
Participants from CPAFFC side were:
1. Mr. Ji Yongjun, Deputy Director General of Asian and African Affairs, CPAFFC
2. Ms. Huang Xiaowei, Director, Department of Asian and African Affairs, CPAFFC
3. Ms. Tu Lili, Deputy Director, Department of Asian and African Affairs, CPAFFC
4. Ms. Jiao Tianjiao, Staff member, Department of Asian and African Affairs, CPAFFC
Participants from SiLCHA side were:
1. Ms. Mariatu Kargbo Founder SiLCHA SSC
2. Mrs. Onike King Chairperson SiLCHA
3. Mr Ibrahim Joenal Sesay Secretary General SiLCHA
4. Mr. Ibrahim Banguara Public Relation Officer and Coordinator SSC
5. Mrs. Eugenia Metzger
Founder SiLCHA and SSC, Ms. Mariatu Kargbo spoke about the establishment of SiLCHA some years back and how they are pleased with the relationship between the two countries.
She advised Mr Ji to remember the grassroots friendship association as they have been doing great work for China.
Pointed out that they should be direct beneficiaries of projects/development that will remain in their communities as a legacy for CPAFFC.
SiLCHA Chairperson, Mrs. Onike King said they have longed for such meeting as they wanted CPAFFC to know about the relationship between Sierra Leone and China. She disclosed that SiLCHA prioritised education, agriculture and health.
She emphasised that they always stand with China in all aspect and give support as and when necessary.
SiLCHA also reiterated its support for the one-China principle to Mr. Ji Yongjun.
Mr. Ji Yongjun in his keynote address described themselves like a big family just like President Xi stated.
He expressed joy for the meeting and also spoke for cultural exchange between the two countries.
Yongjun was impressed with the Small Small Chinese teaching project among other projects of SiLCHA and shared the Mexico experience with them for the project to be more successful.