BEIJING, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg on Wednesday exchanged congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between their countries
. Over the past 50 years, China and Luxembourg have maintained mutual respect and trust, setting an example of friendly relations and mutually beneficial cooperation between big and small countries, Xi said in a message to Henri. .Exchanges and cooperation in various fields between the two countries have yielded fruitful results, and the Zhengzhou-Luxembourg “Aerial Silk Road” has built an interconnectivity bridge between China and Europe, Xi added.Since the outbreak of COVID-19, China and Luxembourg have joined forces in the fight against the pandemic, adding new dimensions to their friendship, he noted. Mr. Xi said he attaches great importance to the development of China-Luxembourg relations and is willing to work with the Grand Duke to seize the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations as an opportunity to promote the continuous and healthy development of relations. bilateral relations for the benefit of the two countries and their people. In his message, Henri said that since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, Sino-Luxembourg cooperation in politics and economy as well as in interpersonal fields and cultural, among others, has recorded remarkable achievements, and the friendship between the peoples of the two countries has been deepened.Luxembourg is willing to work with China to further promote bilateral cooperation and exchanges and safeguard jointly world peace and stability, he added.Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Luxembourg Premier Xavi er Bettel also exchanged congratulations on Wednesday.Li said China is ready to seize the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties and push forward practical cooperation in various fields to bring bilateral relations to new heights. new levels.Luxembourg, Bettel said, attaches great importance to the development of China-Luxembourg relations and is willing to join China in exploring new areas of bilateral cooperation and promoting steady development of relations between China and Luxembourg. two parts.