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Leaders of Foreign Countries Congratulate Xi Jinping on His Election as President of China

2018/03/19

On March 18, 2018, leaders of various countries and principals of various international organizations successively sent telegrams or messages to Xi Jinping, warmly congratulating him on his election as President of the People’s Republic of China.

King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia expressed that on behalf of all the Cambodian people, the Senate, the National Assembly and the government of Cambodia, and in his own name, he would like to extend the warmest congratulations to Xi Jinping. King Norodom Sihamoni firmly believed that under the wise leadership of Xi Jinping, China will score greater development achievements, become increasingly strong and prosperous, and continuously play an important role in international and regional affairs.

Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia expressed that Xi Jinping’s outstanding feats have won the full trust of all the Chinese people. Hun Sen firmly believed that with Xi Jinping’s foresight, sagacity and unremitting efforts, the Chinese government and people will make constant progress in their struggle to realize the two centenary goals, and build China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful.

Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei expressed that under Xi Jinping’s outstanding leadership, great achievements have constantly been made in building China into a great modern socialist country, making important contributions to global peace, development and prosperity. It is hoped that China, as a responsible major country with strategic guiding role, could constantly achieve new success.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore expressed that over the past five years, Xi Jinping has led China to make new achievements amidst an uncertain and challenging international environment. The Chinese government has shown great determination to improve people’s livelihood. It is believed that under Xi Jinping’s strong leadership, China will continuously march forward and realize its goals for a new era.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan expressed that under Xi Jinping’s forward-looking leadership, China is continuously carrying out a carefully crafted reform strategy, in a bid to achieve national stability, development and prosperity. He said that Xi Jinping’s election will improve China’s role and status on the stage of international politics and economy as a prestigious major country in the world, and guarantee the stability and security of the globe including the region.

President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan expressed that Xi Jinping’s election fully proves the Chinese society’s firm support for the political line he has determined. Under Xi Jinping’s wise leadership, China has made unprecedented achievements on the road of economic and social development and the consolidation of international prestige.

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov of Kyrgyzstan expressed that Xi Jinping’s election by a unanimous vote manifests that the domestic and foreign policies and guidelines implemented by him have won high degree of trust from the Chinese people. It is believed that Xi Jinping’s experience in state administration, foresight and sagacity will ensure new development achievements for China.

Rotating Presidency of the African Union and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda expressed that under Xi Jinping’s strong leadership, China has scored remarkable achievements, with the living standards of the people being significantly improved and international influence growing day by day.

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela expressed that under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, China will surely become a great major socialist country in the 21st century. It is firmly believed that China will continuously play the role in guaranteeing peace, safeguarding international law, and promoting the world balance of power.

President Sergio Mattarella of Italy wished that Xi Jinping will make greater achievements in fulfilling this lofty mission. Sergio Mattarella stands ready to, together with Xi Jinping, jointly push forward the deepening of Italy-China relations and bilateral practical cooperation in various fields under multilateral frameworks as well as Europe-China framework.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal expressed that he firmly believed that during Xi Jinping’s new tenure, the stable and friendly relations between Portugal and China will be further strengthened, and bilateral practical cooperation in various fields will enjoy greater development.

Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres expressed that Xi Jinping has shown firm commitment and leadership to the enhancement of the partnership between the UN and the Chinese government. The UN is willing to, together with China, further enhance cooperation, safeguard peace, and realize sustainable development, in a bid to promote the well-being of people around the globe.

Leaders who have sent congratulatory telegrams or messages to President Xi Jinping also include President Bidya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, President Halimah Yacob of Singapore, President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia, President Igor Dodon of Moldova, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, President Idriss Deby of Chad, President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique, King Letsie III of Lesotho, President Danny Faure of Seychelles, Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli of Nepal, Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada of Sao Tome and Principe, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa, and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan, President Juan Evo Morales Ayma of Bolivia, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi Emirate of the United Arab Emirates also congratulated President Xi Jinping via other means.

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