Xi Jinping Exchanges Congratulatory Messages with Namibian President Hage Geingob on the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Namibia Diplomatic Relations
On March 22, 2020, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Namibian President Hage Geingob, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-Namibia diplomatic relations.
In his message, Xi Jinping pointed out, since the establishment of China-Namibia diplomatic relations 30 years ago, the two sides have always stood together through thick and thin, and moved forward hand in hand no matter how the international situation changed. I have met with President Hage Geingob on several occasions in recent years, and we have reached important consensus on establishing and developing the China-Namibia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, led bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields to new levels, and enhanced the well-being of both peoples. I attach great importance to the development of China-Namibia relations, and stand ready to work with President Hage Geingob to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations as a new starting point and seize the historic opportunities created by the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and the flourishing development of China-Africa cooperation. The two sides should consolidate political mutual trust, and deepen practical cooperation, so as to inject new vitality into the development of China-Namibia relations in the new era, and contribute to the building of a closer China-Africa community with a shared future.
Hage Geingob expressed in his message, since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Namibia and China have always upheld unity and mutually beneficial cooperation, and Namibia-China all-weather friendship has stood the test of changing times and global challenges. Standing at a new historical juncture, the Namibian side is willing to deepen practical cooperation with the Chinese side, so as to inject new vitality into bilateral relations and build a peaceful, prosperous and stable community with a shared future. The Namibian government and people appreciate the Chinese side's heroic efforts to effectively control the COVID-19 epidemic, and stand ready to continue to work with the Chinese side in the fight against the global spread of the disease. It is believed that under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping, China will grow more thriving and prosperous.