Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he feels vindicated that the government of Antigua and Barbuda gave China 5 acres of land for one dollar.
Browne said it is because of the gift, two years ago, that China is now able to break ground for a US$ 23 million modern embassy at Marble Hill.
Addressing the ceremony over the weekend, Browne said at the time detractors thought the land gift was not a good move.
He said the decision is justified because over the last decade, China’s contribution to Antigua and Barbuda is unsurpassed.
Browne said that the construction of the embassy will help secure Antigua has a hob for diplomatic services in the event China decides to close its embassies elsewhere and consolidate its operations.