BEIJING, China, CMC – Grenada?s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas left here Sunday, ending a week-long official visit to China.
Among his last stops was a visit to the southern Guangdong Province on Saturday, where he told Governor Huang Huahua that he hoped to enhance cooperation in agriculture with this Asian country, especially with regards to small farm tool utilisation, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
It said Thomas also called on measures to tackle problems in air transport and welcomed more Chinese tourists to visit the Caribbean and Grenada.
While in China, Prime Minister Thomas also signed a deal that provides his government with US$6 million in grant-in-aid from the Chinese government to assist with various development projects.
Apart from Guangdong Province, Thomas also visited Beijing and east China’s Jiangxi Province. While in Beijing, Thomas met with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao, and Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.
The Grenadian leader, who was accompanied by Foreign Minister Peter David, also delivered a speech at the China Foreign Affairs University.