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Li Keqiang Meets with Newly-appointed Diplomatic Envoys from 40 Countries to China

On the afternoon of September 30, 2017, Premier Li Keqiang met with diplomatic envoys from 40 countries to China, who assumed their posts in the past year, at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Li Keqiang welcomed all diplomatic envoys to assume their posts in China, shook hands and held warm talks with them. Speaking positively of the new progress achieved in bilateral relations and cooperation between China and all other countries, Li Keqiang asked foreign diplomatic envoys to convey sincere greetings and sound wishes from China to their leaders and people.

Li Keqiang expressed that China values friendly cooperation relations with all countries. China will stay committed to the path of peaceful development, and uphold mutual respect, equal treatment and win-win cooperation to build the community of common destiny for all mankind with the rest countries around the world. China adheres to the principle of multilateralism and the policy orientation of trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, strives for greater common interests, joins hands to cope with difficulties and challenges and promotes regional and international enduring peace, common prosperity and sustainable development.

Li Keqiang pointed out that since China carried out reform and opening up 40 years ago, remarkable progress has been made in economic and social development. It does not only bring benefits to the Chinese people, but also makes significant contributions to the world peace and development. China stands ready to better align the Belt and Road Initiative with development strategies of all countries to create and share development opportunities. It is hoped that diplomatic envoys of all countries to China will work harder to deepen cooperation and friendship between China and their countries, so as to strengthen political mutual trust, further deepen practical cooperation and forge closer people-to-people and cultural ties. The Chinese government is willing to provide assistance and support to the duty fulfillment of all diplomatic envoys to China.

All diplomatic envoys present at the meeting conveyed congratulations of their leaders and people on China’s National Day. They expressed that China has achieved notable progress and played an important role in safeguarding international and regional peace and stability and promoting development and prosperity. Their countries regard the relations with China as a priority of their diplomatic policies. As diplomatic envoys to China, they are keenly aware of the great responsibility on themselves and they stand ready to make unremitting efforts to push forward the development of bilateral relations and improve the well-being of their people and the Chinese people.

After that, at the invitation of Li Keqiang, all diplomatic envoys to China attended the reception celebrating the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

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