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A new Barbados-China Connection

Updated: 2014-07-30
By Lou Yi (chinadaily.com.cn)

China and Barbados established diplomatic relations in 1977. The two maintained close political relations with frequent high-level visits and people to people exchanges.

The bilateral economic and trade relations developed rapidly, cooperation in many other areas have been fruitful and coordination in international affairs significantly strengthened.

China has provided Barbados with assistance within its capacity and Barbados rendered strong support to China in many areas. The two countries have long been invaluable friends.

Ambassador profile:

Dr. Chelston Brathwaite was born on 8th March, 1943, in St. Michael, Barbados. He attended the St. Matthew's Boys School and the Modern High School. He furthered his studies in agriculture at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine, Trinidad, where he aided the development of the Harland Society, which engaged students in agricultural development in the region. After obtaining his first degree in 1966, he headed to Cornell University in the United States, where he completed his Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Plant Pathology.

Dr. Chelston Brathwaite is now the ambassador of Barbados to the People's Republic of China.

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