Highlights of foreign congratulatory messages on Xi's re-election as CPC chief (2)
 ( 2017.10.26 )

BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Congratulations began pouring in from around the world as Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Wednesday.

In their messages, leaders of foreign countries, political parties and organizations expressed their confidence that the CPC will guide China toward greater prosperity and a larger role internationally under Xi's leadership.

The following is an edited version of some of the messages.

Evo Morales, Bolivian president and president of the Movement Toward Socialism party

We firmly believe that under (Xi's) leadership, the fundamental interests of the Chinese people will be better safeguarded and reinforced, and the traditional connection between (Bolivia and China) will be (closer).

Gjorge Ivanov, Macedonian president

Under (Xi's) strong leadership, China will continue to adhere to peaceful development, will be more prosperous and strong, the people will be richer and healthier. The Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation will certainly come true.

Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopian prime minister and chairperson of Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front

The resolutions of this congress and (Xi's) re-election will tremendously help the world community to enjoy more prosperity and stability.

Paolo Gentiloni, Italian prime minister

(Xi's) re-election will bring new impetus for the Chinese people to achieve the goal of establishing a moderately prosperous society and striving for the success of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg prime minister

I hope to work with (Xi Jinping) to enhance bilateral and Europe-China cooperation in the future. The important achievements of the 19th National Congress will have a strategic meaning for China.

Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

On behalf of the LDP, I extend my heartfelt congratulations on the successful closing of the 19th CPC National Congress and (Xi Jinping's) re-election as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Georgian prime minister and chairman of Georgian Dream

(Xi's) re-election as general secretary is a clear demonstration of the high confidence and faith in (his) outstanding leadership. I am certain that with joint efforts we shall advance our partnership and witness new achievements in the years ahead.

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Samoan prime minister and leader of the Human Rights Protection Party

I wish you the very best for the continuing leadership of your government and country.

Liviu Dragnea, president of the Social Democratic Party and president of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania

I wish (Xi) greater achievements in performing the important duty of the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

Vojtech Filip, chairman of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and deputy speaker of the Czech Parliament

We firmly believe that during (Xi's) new term as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, the CPC will continue to lead the Chinese nation toward prosperity, and make greater contributions to the stability of the international community and peaceful development of the human civilization.

Mohamed Bazoum, Nigerian interior minister and president of the Party for Democracy and Socialism

Under the leadership of (Xi), the Chinese people will definitely make new progress on the journey toward achieving the "two centenary goals" and realizing the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

Nigel Haworth, president of New Zealand Labor Party

I take this opportunity to recognize particularly (Xi's) leadership and contribution as president of China, as (he) addresses complex and demanding challenges, both economic and social.

Vlad Plahotniuc, chairman of the Democratic Party of Moldova

I am fully confident that under (Xi's) leadership, both the CPC and the People's Republic of China will continue to grow at an accelerated pace, and the Chinese people will benefit greatly from (Xi's) political, economic and social vision.

Armands Krauze, chairman of the Union of Greens and Farmers, Latvia

We are confident that under (Xi's) leadership, the friendship and cooperation between our countries will bring prosperity to both the Latvian and Chinese people.

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