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Xi Jinping Accepts Credentials from Newly-appointed Ambassadors to China

On the afternoon of August 28, 2019, President Xi Jinping accepted credentials presented by newly-appointed Ambassadors to China from ten countries at the Great Hall of the People.

Late August in Beijing enjoys clear skies and fresh air. Guards of honor lined up orderly outside the North Gate of the Great Hall of the People while the trumpeters blew the horns to greet guests. The newly-appointed Ambassadors to China arrived successively, walked up the stairs along the red carpet and entered the Beijing Hall. The Ambassadors presented the credentials to Xi Jinping respectively. Xi Jinping shook hands and posed for photos with them. These ten newly-appointed Ambassadors are: Ambassador of Mali to China Didier Dacko, Ambassador of Lesotho to China Lechoo Setenane, Pakistani Ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi, Qatari Ambassador to China Mohammed Abdullah Obaid al Dehaimi, Australian Ambassador to China Graham Fletcher, Zimbabwean Ambassador to China Martin Chedondo, Estonian Ambassador to China Andres Unga, Malaysian Ambassador to China Raja Dato' Nushirwan Zainal Abidin, Maldivian Ambassador to China Aishath Azeema and Guinean Ambassador to China Saramady Toure.

Xi Jinping welcomed all Ambassadors on their assumption of the new posts in China. Xi Jinping pointed out, China attaches great importance to developing friendly relations with all countries, and is willing to work with various countries to increase political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, and jointly build the Belt and Road Initiative so as to benefit the people of all countries. The Chinese government will provide convenience and support for the Ambassadors to fulfill their duties. It is hoped that the Ambassadors will make positive contributions to deepening friendship between China and their countries and promoting the development of bilateral relations.

The Ambassadors conveyed warm greetings from their state leaders to Xi Jinping and extended their warm congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. They spoke highly of China's splendid achievements and tremendous contributions to the cause of world peace and development for the past 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China. They expressed that their countries look forward to strengthening exchanges and cooperation with China and will actively participate in the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative. They feel greatly honored to serve as Ambassadors to China and will make active efforts to push the relations between their countries and China.

Xi Jinping also accepted the letter of appointment presented by newly-appointed United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in China Nicholas Rosellini. Xi Jinping stressed, China supports multilateralism and supports the UN in playing a greater role.

Wang Yi was present.

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