Xi Jinping Exchanges Congratulatory Messages with President of Dominica Sylvanie Burton on the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between China and Dominica

Source: MFA 2024-03-27

On March 23, 2024, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with President of the Commonwealth of Dominica Sylvanie Burton on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Dominica.

Describing Dominica as an important cooperation partner of China in the Caribbean region, Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries 20 years ago, bilateral relations have maintained a high level of development, with ever stronger political mutual trust, fruitful practical cooperation and ever deeper friendship between the two peoples. Xi Jinping said he highly values the development of bilateral relations, and stands ready to work with President Burton to take the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as a new starting point to deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields, promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, and jointly build an even better future for bilateral relations.

Depicting Dominica-China relations as dynamic and fruitful, Burton said that Dominica cherishes the friendship with China, appreciates China's support and assistance, and is ready to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with China to jointly tackle global challenges.

On the same day, Premier Li Qiang exchanged congratulatory messages with Prime Minister  of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit. Li Qiang said that China is ready to make joint efforts with Dominica to take the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as an opportunity to deepen practical cooperation in various fields so as to deliver more benefits to the two peoples.

Roosevelt Skerrit said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations 20 years ago, Dominica and China have respected and understood each other, and China's support and cooperation have made important contributions to Dominica's economic and social development. He expressed confidence that bilateral relations will continue to strengthen and move forward.


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