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.
Malawian President Peter Mutharika, president of the Democratic Progressive Party:
I believe that you will lead the CPC and the Chinese people toward the established goal and create a brighter future.
President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila:
You have exerted great efforts to improve Chinese people's well-being, as well as made great contribution to world progress, especially Africa's development.
Gambian President Adama Barrow:
Your re-election as party general secretary indicates that the Chinese people wholeheartedly support the economic, political and social policies established and carried out under your leadership.
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa:
Your re-election shows that the Chinese people have full confidence in your wise leadership and recognize the great achievements that China has made under your leadership.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of the United National Party:
The friendly Sri Lanka-China cooperative relations will be cemented and enhanced during your new tenure, better benefiting the two peoples.
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, chairman of the Social Democratic Party:
I'm looking forward to deepening the friendly relations between the two countries. I wish you success and that everything goes well.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, leader of the Liberal Party of Australia:
In the future years, I hope to work with you to fight against trade protectionism, boost economic liberalization, and enhance multiple systems through cooperation within the framework of APEC, the East Asia Summit, the G20 and the UN.
Timor-Leste Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, secretary-general of the Fretilin (Revolutionary Front for an Independent Timor-Leste):
Under your wise leadership, socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era will yield greater achievement.
Cabo Verde Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva, president of the Movement for Democracy:
Your re-election as party general secretary demonstrates that all the CPC members and the Chinese people have full confidence in your ability to lead China to a rapid development and realize a rich life for the people.
Belgian Senate President Christine Defraigne:
The vigor that you have injected into China's development over recent years will be further stimulated and strengthened, and China will stride toward a more beautiful future under your leadership.