Foreign leaders congratulate the People's Republic of China on 73rd founding anniversary

BEIJING, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of many countries and international organizations have recently telephoned or sent letters to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), among other Chinese leaders, to warmly congratulate the PRC on its 73rd founding anniversary and wish the upcoming 20th National Congress of the CPC a full success.

French President Emmanuel Macron, on behalf of the French people, extended his warmest congratulations to the 73rd founding anniversary, saying that France and China should jointly deepen their comprehensive strategic partnership and promote practical cooperation in various fields.

France fully supports China in chairing the second phase of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and achieving positive results, Macron added.

Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos said that over the past 70 years and more, China has blazed an extraordinary trail of national construction and steadily embarked on the road of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way.

President Xi's strong leadership has provided a strong guarantee for China's great achievements in such areas as economic construction, poverty reduction and eradication as well as scientific and technological progress, Marcos said.

In recent years, the comprehensive strategic cooperative relationship between the Philippines and China has been strengthened and upgraded, bringing broad prospects and abundant opportunities to the people of the two countries, he noted, adding that the Philippines looks forward to further strengthening and developing its relations with China to create a sound momentum for regional peace, stability and prosperity.

Malaysia's supreme head of state Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah extended his heartfelt congratulations to Xi, the PRC government and the Chinese people, expressing his confidence that under the Xi's leadership, relations between Malaysia and China and their people will be further strengthened in the future.

Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Haji Hassanal Bolkiah said he is very pleased to see the strong relationship between the two countries continue to develop.

Noting that both sides have joined hands to help each other when needed, he said he looks forward to working with Xi to promote the continued development and prosperity of the two countries and the region.

Pakistani President Arif Alvi said that China has become an active contributor to promoting peace and harmony as well as a staunch supporter of promoting South-South cooperation on the international stage.

These great achievements are attributed to the foresight of the Chinese leadership and the hard work of the Chinese people, said Alvi.

The past 70 years and more have witnessed the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and the ironclad brotherly friendship between Pakistan and China, said Alvi, adding that the special friendship between Pakistan and China will not be affected by the vicissitudes of the times or geopolitical changes.

On behalf of the Indian government and people and in her own name, Indian President Droupadi Murmu extended her warm greetings and congratulations to Xi, the Chinese government and people, expressing her hope to work with Xi to promote the development of India-China bilateral relations.

Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari wished the 20th National Congress of the CPC a success. She said the two countries firmly respect each other's sovereignty, territorial integrity and national independence, and understand each other's legitimate concerns and sensitive issues, which lays the foundation of Nepal-China relations.

Nepal has witnessed that under Xi's visionary leadership, China has made remarkable achievements in rapid economic development, poverty reduction and scientific and technological progress. She looks forward to pushing bilateral relations to a new level.

Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh said that the Chinese people have made great achievements in rapid and sustainable development and enhancing the country's influence with their own creativity, innovation and intelligence.

The friendly Chinese nation has become a model for other countries such as Djibouti, which are eager to achieve continuing economic rise, he added.

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio reiterated that his country will stand shoulder by shoulder with China in the spirit of brotherhood and continue to support China in its efforts to safeguard sovereignty and territorial integrity and achieve complete reunification.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the Venezuela-China comprehensive strategic partnership is a model of unity, solidarity and coordination. The Venezuelan government will continue to support the Belt and Road Initiative, the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, and work together with China to build a community with a shared future for mankind.

In a joint letter to President Xi, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo expressed appreciation for China's extraordinary contribution to human civilization and the important role China plays in building a multipolar, fair and just new world order, saying this has set a model for unity and cooperation among countries.

El Salvador's President Nayib Armando Bukele Ortez said El Salvador joins brotherly China in celebrating the anniversary, and relations between the two countries are a living example of countries developing fruitful ties on the basis of sincere friendship, equality and mutual respect.

Surinamese President Chandrikapersad Santokhi wished the upcoming 20th National Congress of the CPC a complete success, saying that under the leadership of President Xi, the CPC has been leading the Chinese people in sticking to the socialist path with Chinese characteristics, scoring a complete victory in the fight against poverty.

China has become an important and robust engine of the world economy, promoting win-win cooperation among countries through the Belt and Road Initiative to jointly build a community with a shared future for mankind, he said.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said he firmly believes that under the leadership of President Xi, China will realize the second centenary goal of building a modern socialist country in all respects and make great strides toward realizing the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

Cambodia is willing to further strengthen its comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China and promote the building of the Cambodia-China community with a shared future, he said.

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that since the Reform and Opening up, China has undergone earth-shaking changes, built a moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieved poverty alleviation and reduction on an unprecedented scale.

On the international stage, China plays a vital role in promoting stability and prosperity. As China moves toward its long-term goals, its peaceful development will not only benefit the Chinese people, but also the region and the world, he said, wishing the PRC lasting peace, progress and success.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that as two developing countries and emerging economies, India and China have important roles and responsibilities in promoting the healthy and positive development of the region and the wider world. Peaceful and stable India-China relations are of paramount importance, he said, adding that India is ready to work with China to this end.

Among those who also sent congratulatory messages or letters to Xi are President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Iraqi President Barham Salih, the Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tarik, Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov, Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde, Kenyan President William Ruto, President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan, Cape Verdean President Jose Maria Neves, President of Guinea Mamady Doumbouya, Namibian President Hage Geingob, Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, Cameroonian President Paul Biya, President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera, King of Sweden Gustaf Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Spain Felipe VI, Albanian President Bajram Begaj, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik, President of the Federated States of Micronesia David W. Panuelo, Panama President Laurentino Cortizo, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou, Governor-General of Jamaica Patrick Allen, President of Trinidad and Tobago Paula-Mae Weekes, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Editor: Duan Jing
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