Xi Congratulates Mattarella on Re-Election as Italian President
2022-02-08 11:05

On February 4th, Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a message of congratulations to Sergio Mattarella on his re-election as Italian president.


Noting that China-Italy relations enjoy deep historical roots, sound public support and a solid bond of interests, Xi said that the two countries have set an example for the international community of mutual respect, seeking common ground while shelving differences, and win-win cooperation. The two countries have actively cooperated to fight COVID-19, jointly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Italy diplomatic ties and supported each other in hosting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and 2026 Milan Winter Olympics, said Xi, adding that the China-Italy Year of Culture and Tourism is about to restart, which will bring many new opportunities for the development of bilateral relations.