President urges 14 new envoys to boost countries’ friendly ties
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.