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Wei Qiang, Chinese Ambassador to Panama “It is an effort to create a better tomorrow”

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Wei Qiang, Chinese Ambassador to Panama “It is an effort to create a better tomorrow”

June 02
16:08 2022

After leaving Seattle, USA, after nearly a month’s sailing, Team Visit Sanya, China of the Clipper 2019-20 Round The World Yacht Race, arrived in Panama on May 28th, local time,finished race 11 and was warmly welcomed by the local people.

Ambassador Wei Qiang took a group photo with the crew of Team Visit Sanya, China

At 9: 30 am local time in Panama on May 30th, Wei Qiang, Chinese ambassador to Panama, made a special trip to Flamenco dock in Panama where Sanya berthed, and cordially visited the crew of Team Visit Sanya, China.

Skipper of Team Visit Sanya, China explained the race to Ambassador Wei Qiang.

Ambassador Wei Qiang boarded Sanya yacht, and learned about the race and life on board from the skipper and two Chinese crew members, Wang Wanggui and Cao Shiyi. Ambassador Wei Qiang said: “At this moment, the world’s peaceful development faces many challenges. Under such circumstances, it is of unusual significance for Chinese sailors to take part in the global race. It can be said that this is an important effort for mankind to unite as one, meet common challenges and create a better tomorrow and a better world. This will not only make Sanya’s business cards spread far and wide, but also greatly enhance the image of China and Chinese people overseas. I very much appreciate and congratulate Sanya on its achievements so far, and wish Sanya even better achievements in the future.”


Ambassador Wei Qiang presented food and supplies to Sanya.

Ambassador Wei Qiang and the embassy staff also specially brought all kinds of precious Chinese food to the crew, which made the crew who had been away from home for many days very moved and grateful. On behalf of Sanya, the crew of Ambassador Sanya also presented souvenirs of Sanya to Ambassador Wei Qiang and embassy staff.

Sanya crew presented souvenirs to Ambassador Wei Qiang. 

Sanya completed all the Pacific voyages and arrived in Panama two days ago. It won the sixth place in the 11th stage. After a short rest in Panama, Sanya queued through the Panama Canal, entered the Atlantic segment, and started the 12th stage of the 7th race of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.

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