H.E. Ambassador Zhang Zhijian hosted the 55th National Day Reception




    The Chinese Ambassador to Finland, H.E. Mr. Zhang Zhijian and his wife hosted the National Day reception to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China in the Embassy on September 30, 2004.


    Mr. Paavo Lipponen, Speaker of the Finnish Parliament and Mrs. Lipponen, Mr. Markku Koski, First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Pekka Hallberg, President of the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court, Mr. Jaakko Kalela, Secretary General of the President's Office,Lt.Gen. Olavi Jäppilä, Chief of Operations of the Finnish Defence Forces attended the reception together with other guests from Finnish Parliament, Government offices, military services, press, culture, education and economic fields and diplomatic communities in Helsinki.


    A group of Chinese folk musicians and a Chinese painter brought live performances at the reception.


    Over 400 Finnish guests and some Chinese students, members of the Chinese communities were present at the reception.




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