Senior officials around the world praise China, expect closer ties on National Day
BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Senior officials around the world spoke highly of China's achievements in national development and its contributions to world socio-economic development and peace, on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, which falls on Oct.1.
Romanian Deputy Prime Minister Viorel Stefan said that Romania has actively participated in the Belt and Road Initiative and "16+1 cooperation" and supported a synergy between development strategies of the European Union and China.
Stefan said that his country is willing to make concerted efforts with China in promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields so that their long friendship can be passed down to future generations and their practical cooperation continuously strengthened.
Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, on behalf of his government, praised the achievements China has made since its founding, and the coordination between China and his country within various multilateral frameworks including the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Muhriddin said Tajikistan makes its relations with China a diplomatic priority, and is ready to strengthen cooperation with China on the construction of the Belt and Road.
Lebanese Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf said that the sound momentum in Lebanon-China relations benefits both his country and the whole region, and called for more investment in Lebanon from Chinese businesses and entrepreneurs.
Vice President of South Sudan James Wani Igga said the country has attached great importance to developing relations with China and regards China as a good, trustworthy partner.
Igga added that his country is willing to join China in further promoting the development of bilateral relations, implement the outcomes of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, and create a bright future for South Sudan-China relations.
Uganda's Vice President Edward Ssekandi praised the exemplary role China has played in socio-economic development, adding that Uganda is grateful to China for its support of Uganda's socio-economic development and hopes the spirit of China-Africa cooperation with its win-win results will yield more achievements in Uganda.
Bakir Izetbegovic, chairman of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), said that China's achievements during the past 40 years since its reform and opening-up are impressive.
With the advancement of the Belt and Road Initiative, relations between BiH and China are becoming increasingly close, and the status quo of the relations is satisfactory, Izetbegovic said. He expressed gratitude to China for its support of the economic development of BiH.
Slovenian Minister of Culture Dejan Presicek said that ancient Chinese culture has shaped today's China and has fascinated the whole world, adding that the cultural and educational cooperation plans signed by the two sides are being implemented well, which has promoted extensive and in-depth exchanges between the two cultures.
Abbas Zaki, a member of Palestine's Fatah Central Committee and Fatah Party commissioner for relations with Arab countries and China, highly appreciated the great achievements China has made in the past 40 years.
Zaki positively evaluated the achievements of the long friendship and bilateral relations between Palestine and China, and emphasized that Palestine is willing to work together with China to further promote Palestine-China ties.