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Prime Minister Gaston Browne with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China in August 2014.
Nations congratulate each other on 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations
President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that he highly values developing China’s relations with Antigua and Barbuda, and will work with its Governor-General Rodney Williams to jointly create a better future for bilateral ties.
Xi made the remark as he exchanged congratulatory messages with Williams on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Xi said that Antigua and Barbuda is an important partner of China in the Caribbean region.
Since the two countries established diplomatic relations, they have forged ahead smoothly with deepened mutual political trust, fruitful practical cooperation and growing friendship between the two peoples, he said.
The two countries have helped and supported each other in overcoming difficulties since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, writing a new chapter of their friendly relations, he added.
Xi said that he is ready to work with Williams to take the 40th anniversary as a new starting point to deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields and promote the high-quality development of the Belt and Road.
Williams said the 40th anniversary is a significant milestone of the increasingly closer bilateral relationship between the two countries. Antigua and Barbuda will continue to stay committed to maintaining and enhancing the existing good relations with China, he added.
On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also exchanged congratulatory messages on the 40th anniversary with Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda’s prime minister.
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