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Wen Jiabao hails the 3rd Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union

2004/07/06

      On July 5th, H.E. Mr.Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, sent a congratulatory message to the 3rd Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, which will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 6th to 8th ,2004. The full text of the message is as follows:

 

Assembly of Heads of State and

Government of the African Union

 

ADDIS ABABA

 

Beijing, 5 July 2004

 

 

      On the occasion of the 3rd Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, I wish to extend, on behalf of the Chinese Government and in my own name, warm congratulations and best wishes to the Assembly.

 

      Since its inception two years ago, the African Union (AU) has played a significant role in Africa's solidarity and cooperation, regional conflict resolution and economic and social progress.  Within this year a number of important institutions were set up, including the Pan-African Parliament and the Peace and Security Council.  In addition, the NEPAD is well on track to implementation, taking another solid step towards African integration.

 

      China always attaches importance to Africa and has all along supported the peace and development in the continent.  Every success Africa has made is our source of joy.  Guided by the long-term policy of seeking friendly ties with African countries, the Chinese Government will continue to support the AU and NEPAD's implementation, commit itself to China-Africa friendly cooperation in all areas and work together with the AU and African nations for a stronger new partnership featuring long-term stability, equality and mutual benefit.

 

      I wish the Assembly a complete success.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                           (Signed)   Wen Jiabao

 

                                                                                                                                      Premier of the State Council

                                                                                                                                      People's Republic of China

 

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