Xi Jinping Spoke on Phone with Azerbaijani President Aliyev
2021-06-04 08:40

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with Azerbaijani President Aliyev on the evening of June 2.

 

Xi pointed out that since last year, in the face of the global epidemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia, China and Azerbaijani countries have supported each other and overcome the difficulties together, reflecting the true friendship of friends. The Communist Party of China is about to celebrate its centenary. China has embarked on a new journey of building a socialist modernized country in an all-round way. China- Azerbaijani relations stand at a new historical starting point. The two sides should carry forward traditional friendship, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, increase mutual support, and take the opportunity of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations next year to promote greater development of bilateral relations and better benefit the two peoples.

 

Xi Jinping emphasized that China supports the development path chosen by the Azerbaijani people according to their national conditions and regards Azerbaijan as an important partner in building the "the belt and road initiative". The two sides should share opportunities, seek common development, and plan and promote the cooperation of jointly building the "the belt and road initiative". China is willing to import more high-quality specialty products from Afghanistan, support Chinese enterprises to invest in Afghanistan and carry out cooperation in infrastructure construction and other fields. The two sides should deepen international transportation and logistics cooperation, promote the construction of Asia-Europe transport corridor, and enhance the level of regional interconnection. China is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Afghanistan in the medical field and continue to provide vaccines and other assistance to Afghanistan in fighting novel coronavirus pneumonia. China has won a comprehensive victory in the fight against poverty, and is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Afghanistan to jointly promote the global poverty reduction cause.

 

Aliyev expressed warm congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and thanked China for providing valuable assistance such as medical supplies and vaccines to Afghanistan in fighting the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic. The two countries have cooperated well in politics, economy, transportation and other fields, which has played a positive role in promoting Azerbaijan's economic development. The Afghan side welcomes more Chinese enterprises to invest in Afghanistan and is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with China on regional affairs. China is Azerbaijan's true partner. Azerbaijan has firmly supported China's position on Taiwan-related, Hong Kong-related and Xinjiang-related issues in the past, present and future, and is willing to make joint efforts with China to promote the continuous development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and China. Albania supports China in successfully hosting the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.