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Ambassador to Sweden Chen Yuming Presents Credentials to His Majesty the King of Sweden

(From Chinese Embassy in Sweden)

2013/12/10

On the morning of December 5, 2013, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Chen Yuming headed for the Royal Palace of Sweden and presented credentials to His Majesty the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf.

The credentials-presenting ceremony was held in great solemnity. Ambassador Chen Yuming and his party, greeted by the royal military band and guard of honor, entered into the Royal Palace slowly in a royal carriage. After the presentation of the credentials, King Gustaf had a friendly and warm talk with. Ambassador Chen. Ambassador Chen first conveyed President Xi Jinping's cordial greetings and good wishes to King Gustaf and said, Sweden, the first western country that established diplomatic relations with New China, has for years been a good partner of cooperation in China's modernization. Since diplomatic ties were established 63 years ago, the relationship between the two countries has developed comprehensively, stably and healthily. The Chinese government has attached great importance to the friendly exchanges and cooperation with Sweden and is ready to work together with the Swedish side to constantly push forward the development of China-Sweden relations. Ambassador Chen also said that as the newly-appointed Ambassador to Sweden, he will do his utmost for this goal. Ambassador Chen expressed that as an old friend of Chinese people, His Majesty the King has for many years dedicated to promoting China-Sweden friendship and advancing the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in the fields of people-to-people and culture, science and technology and others, and has made active efforts in developing the China-Sweden relations and in enhancing the friendship between the two peoples, for which the Chinese side would like to extends its gratitude. Meanwhile, China hopes that His Majesty the King will continue to show his concern for and support to the development of China-Sweden relations.

   

His Majesty the King welcomed Ambassador Chen for his assumption of office in Sweden and said that Swedish side and he himself both attach great importance to the bilateral relations between Sweden and China. The Swedish side will be continuously devoted to strengthening the comprehensive and friendly cooperation between Sweden and China. He also recalled joyfully his many visits to China and spoke highly of the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in broad fields such as economy and trade, science and technology, education, people-to-people and culture. He highly appreciated China's huge achievements in development and acclaimed the positive role China has played in the world. He said he is willing to visit China again if he has the opportunity.

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