Showing posts with label Presidential Inauguration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Presidential Inauguration. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nigerian President Jonathan Meets with Chinese President's Special Envoy

1 Jun 2011 14:35 Africa/Lagos

Nigerian President Jonathan Meets with Chinese President's Special Envoy

BEIJING, June 1, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On May 30, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met in Abuja with Chinese President Hu Jintao's special envoy and Minister of Railways Sheng Guangzu, who was here to attend Jonathan's presidential inauguration.

Jonathan thanked Sheng for attending his presidential inauguration ceremony as President Hu's special envoy. He said China is a great friend of Nigeria and that he is satisfied with the friendship and cooperation between the two countries. Nigeria is now witnessing a new period of development, he said, adding that he expects more Chinese enterprises to take part in railway and other infrastructural construction in Nigeria and offer assistance for Nigeria's economic development. Jonathan said Nigeria hopes to continue getting China's support in the United Nations and other international affairs.

Sheng conveyed the Chinese president's congratulations to Jonathan. He said, in the past four decades since China and Nigeria forged diplomatic ties, especially since 2005 when the two countries established strategic partnership, the two sides have enhanced mutual political trust. He said on major international issues, the two countries kept close communication and coordination and that they conducted effective cooperation in various areas. The Chinese government is ready to further enhance high-level exchange with Nigeria and deepen the cooperation in bilateral and international issues, the envoy said. China will encourage Chinese enterprises to take part in and support Nigeria's economic construction so as to promote the development of the strategic partnership between the two countries, Sheng added.

The Chinese special envoy attended Jonathan's presidential inauguration on May 29.

Source: China - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Friday, January 22, 2010

So, Can We Still Say "Yes, We Can!"?

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America’s birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

“Let it be told to the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive…that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet (it).”

America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.
~ Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America

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One year ago, Barack Obama became president. Here's a look back at the Obama family's historic year, including the inaugural ball, a trillion-dollar deficit, a Nobel Peace Prize, the first lady's fashions and hug with the queen, the girls, the dog and more.
- The speech: The president delivered his historic inauguration speech in front of a record crowd. - Their walk: The Obamas surprised parade watchers when they jumped out of the car and started walking. - The balls: The couple attended several inaugural balls (watch their first dance), while daughters Sasha and Malia were getting a big surprise.- The move: They moved into the White House, which they have since redecorated. - The school: Everyone was talking about where the girls would go to school, and they ended up here.
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How would you rate President Barack Obama in his first year of leading the United States of America?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thousands Attend Pre-Inauguration Concert at the Lincoln Memorial

Thousands attend pre-Inauguration concert
January 19, 2009

President-elect Barack addressed an audience of tens of thousands at a star-studded concert at the Lincoln Memorial. He says the task confronting the nation is enormous but he's confident the country will endure hard times and prevail. (Jan. 18)