Highlights of foreign congratulatory messages on Xi's re-election as CPC chief (12)
 ( 2017.10.31 )

BEIJING, Oct. 31 (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.

South African President Jacob Zuma, president of the African National Congress:

I extend my warmest congratulations on your re-election as the CPC general secretary.

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni:

Your re-election shows the faith, confidence and respect the party, the government, and the military of China as well as the great Chinese people have regarding your leadership and longtime contributions to China.

French President Emmanuel Macron:

France-China relations enjoy a profound friendship, a fruitful cooperation, and a basis of mutual trust, respect and collaboration. I firmly believe that France and China will move forward to lift the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership and cooperation in all fields to a new level.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, leader of the Conservative Party:

We pay close attention to the blueprint you have presented for China's development by 2050 and the establishment of the new CPC Central Committee leadership, and we look forward to bringing forward the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, which is geared toward the 21st-century world, to a new, higher level.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party:

Under your leadership, China has made huge economic achievements and conducted one of the greatest reforms in modern history. We look forward to working with China to enhance the win-win cooperation for mutual benefit and common prosperity, boosting bilateral relations.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu, president of the Patriotic Front:

Your re-election shows the implicit faith of your party in your strong leadership. The Zambian government will continue to stand together with China led by you, pushing the development of bilateral friendship and cooperation so as to benefit the two countries and peoples.

Senegalese President Macky Sall, president of the Alliance for the Republic-Yakaar:

Your re-election shows again the recognition your party has, the achievements the Chinese people have made under your leadership, and your foresight about China's future economic and social development.

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, leader of the New Patriotic Party:

I firmly believe that under your leadership, the Chinese people will accomplish greater economic and social development, progress and prosperity in the next five years.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, chairman of the National Resistance Movement:

Uganda will continue to work with China to take bilateral cooperation further forward.

Chadian President Idriss Deby, chairman of the Patriotic Salvation Movement:

Your re-election fully demonstrates the support and respect for you from your whole party. Wish you new successes in your new term.

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