Highlights of foreign congratulatory messages on Xi's re-election as CPC chief (4)
 ( 2017.10.27 )

BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Congratulations are pouring in from around the world since Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday.

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

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

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundian president:

I pay deep respect to the fact that the Chinese people have endorsed you to continue to be general secretary of the CPC Central Committee. The plans made at the 19th CPC National Congress have profound significance and have charted the right direction for China's future development.

Abdullah Abdullah, chief executive of Afghanistan:

I wish Your Excellency new achievements, particularly in pushing forward the Belt and Road Initiative, cementing global security and promoting regional prosperity.

Robert Fico, Slovak prime minister:

I admire your new ideas, new thoughts and new strategies on governance, as well as the innovative concept of promoting the establishment of a community with a shared future for mankind.

Voreqe Bainimarama, Fijian prime minister:

Your re-election shows that the Chinese people have full confidence in making greater achievements in nation-building under your leadership in the next five years.

Akilisi Pohiva, Tongan prime minister:

As party leader, Your Excellency will undoubtedly lead China into a new era. We deeply respect Your Excellency's extraordinary and wise leadership.

Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the lower house of the Afghan parliament:

May the CPC continue to develop and grow under Your Excellency's leadership.

Lord Tu'ivakano, speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga and former prime minister:

The CPC has led China to make remarkable achievements in a short period of time. China's impressive feat is an inspiration to developing countries including Tonga.

Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan:

I sincerely wish that the CPC and China will make more splendid achievements under the leadership of the new CPC Central Committee with Your Excellency at the core.

Gennady Zyuganov, leader of the Communist Party of Russia:

I sincerely congratulate you on being re-elected to the noble position of general secretary of the CPC Central Committee. We firmly believe that the near-term goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects will definitely be achieved.

Sergey Mironov, chairman of A Just Russia party:

Your re-election is a full recognition of your outstanding contributions to party-building and reform, as well as your well thought-out new ideas, new thoughts and new strategies.

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