Pres­i­dent urges 14 new en­voys to boost coun­tries’ friendly ties

China Daily (USA) - - FRONT PAGE - By WANG QINGYUN in Beijing wangqi­ingyun@chi­

Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping re­ceived cre­den­tials pre­sented by 14 new am­bas­sadors to China at the Great Hall of the Peo­ple in Beijing on Wed­nes­day. He also called on them to con­trib­ute to en­hanc­ing their coun­tries’ friend­ship with China.

The 14 in­cluded Saidov Bakhtiyor from Uzbek­istan, Baba Ah­mad Jidda from Nige­ria, Ever­ar­dus Kro­nen­burg of the Nether­lands and Fran­cisco Es­co­bar from Panama.

Xi wel­comed the am­bas­sadors and asked them to con­vey his sin­cere greet­ings and good wishes to their lead­ers and peo­ple.

The pres­i­dent said the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment will pro­vide con­ve­niences and sup­port for the am­bas­sadors’ work, and he called on them to con­trib­ute to strength­en­ing their na­tions’ friendly re­la­tions with China and pro­mot­ing the de­vel­op­ment of bi­lat­eral ties.

He spoke pos­i­tively of China’s friendly ties with the 14 coun­tries, and said China is ready to en­hance po­lit­i­cal mu­tual trust, pro­mote prag­matic co­op­er­a­tion and ex­pand friendly ex­changes with th­ese coun­tries so as to keep boost­ing bi­lat­eral ties and to bet­ter ben­e­fit the peo­ple of China and th­ese coun­tries.

The am­bas­sadors con­veyed greet­ings from their lead­ers to Xi.

They said their coun­tries greatly value their ties with China and the friend­ship be­tween the peo­ples, and hope to ac­tively take part in the con­struc­tion of the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive and deepen mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial co­op­er­a­tion with China.

They said they feel deeply hon­ored to serve as am­bas­sadors to China, and that they will do their best to in­crease un­der­stand­ing and trust be­tween the peo­ple of their coun­tries and the peo­ple of China, and to pro­mote ex­changes and co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields be­tween their coun­tries and China.

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