BEIJING CONGRATULATES LEADER ON VICTORY
China on Monday congratulated Michelle Bachelet on being elected as president of Chile.
China is ready to work with Chile to further cooperation and exchanges in various areas and advance the mutual strategic partnership, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.
“The Chinese government has always adopted a strategic and long-term view on and attached importance to developing friendly, cooperative relations with Chile,” Hua said.
The spokeswoman said Chile was the first South American country to establish diplomatic links with the People’s Republic of China. She said since the two countries set up official relations 43 years ago, bilateral ties have grown.
Hua said China and Chile have become important strategic partners as they have maintained frequent high-level contact, deepened mutual trust, achieved results in mutually beneficial cooperation and communicated closely with each other on regional and international issues.