Xi Jinping Accepts Credentials from Newly-Appointed Ambassadors to China
2019/11/22

On the afternoon of November 22, 2019, President Xi Jinping accepted credentials presented by newly-appointed Ambassadors of nineteen countries to China at the Great Hall of the People.

The guard of honor lined up orderly outside the North Gate of the Great Hall of the People while the trumpeters were blowing 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. These nineteen newly-appointed Ambassadors are: Latvian Ambassador to China Maija Manika, Myanmar Ambassador to China U Myo Thant Pe, Dutch Ambassador to China Wim Geerts, Jordanian Ambassador to China Hussam Al Husseini, Slovenian Ambassador to China Alenka Suhadolnik, Canadian Ambassador to China Dominic Barton, Ambassador of Burkina Faso to China Adama Compaore, Lao Ambassador to China Khamphao Ernthavanh, Bruneian Ambassador to China Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Pahlawan Colonel (Rtd) Dato Paduka Haji Abdu'r Rahmani bin Dato Paduka Haji Basir, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Phạm Sao Mai, Costa Rican Ambassador to China Rodrigo Delgado Soto, Bangladeshi Ambassador to China Mahbub Uz Zaman, Rwandan Ambassador to China James Kimonyo, Thai Ambassador to China Arthayudh Srisamoot, Egyptian Ambassador to China Mohamed El Badry, Panamanian Ambassador to China Leonardo Alfonso Kam Binns, Singaporean Ambassador to China Lui Tuck Yew, Kazakh Ambassador to China Gabit Koishibayev and Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira.

Xi Jinping welcomed all Ambassadors to their new posts in China, and asked them to convey his sincere greetings and good wishes to their state leaders and peoples. Xi Jinping pointed out, China attaches great importance to developing friendly relations with other countries, and is willing to work with various countries to increase political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, strengthen people-to-people and cultural exchanges, 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 spoke highly of the splendid achievements for the past 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China and China's positive and constructive role in maintaining world peace and advancing common development. They expressed, various 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 felt greatly honored to serve as Ambassadors to China and will be committed to promoting the relations between their countries and China.

Wang Yi was present.