On the evening of 17th January 2017, Mr. Wang Wentian, Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Chinese Embassy in Canada and his wife Mrs. Gu Xiaojun met with and hosted a dinner for the Honourable John McCallum, Canadian Ambassador-Designate to China and former Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship and his wife Mrs. Nancy Lim.
The two sides exchanged views on the development of China-Canada relationship. The Honourable McCallum said that he was very much pleased to be appointed by the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the new Canadian Ambassador to China and was looking forward to going to China for the new post at the earliest possible date, with a view to making positive contribution to further promoting practical cooperation and friendly exchanges between the two countries.
The couples of Ms. Sarah Taylor, acting Assistant Deputy Minister of Global Affairs Canada and Mr. Zhuang Yaodong, Political Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy attended the dinner.
Before the dinner, Chinese Canadian artists made wonderful performance of traditional Chinese folk music.