Chinese President Xi Jinping and Namibian President Geingob exchanged congratulatory messages on March 22 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Xi Jinping pointed out in his congratulatory message that in the 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Namibia, no matter how the international situation changes, the two sides have always been in the same boat through thick and thin and moved forward hand in hand. In recent years, I have met with President Geingob several times and reached an important consensus on the establishment and development of a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Namibia, leading bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields to a new level and enhancing the well-being of the two peoples. I attach great importance to that development of China-Namibia relation, We are willing to work with President Geingob to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as a new starting point, seize the historic opportunity to jointly build the "the Belt and Road Initiative" and the vigorous development of China-Africa cooperation, consolidate political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, inject new impetus into the development of China-Namibia relations in the new era, and add more bricks to the construction of a closer China-Africa community of destiny.
Geingob said in his congratulatory message that since the two countries established diplomatic relations, they have always adhered to unity and mutually beneficial cooperation, and the all-weather friendship between Namibia and China has withstood the test of changes in the times and global challenges. Standing at a new historical juncture, Namibia is willing to deepen practical cooperation with China, inject new vitality into bilateral relations and build a peaceful, prosperous and stable community of destiny. The Namibian government and people appreciate China's heroic struggle to effectively control the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic and are willing to continue to work with China to combat the global spread of the epidemic. I believe that under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping, China will surely become more prosperous.