Xi telephoned Zambian President, UAE President respectively
2022-06-01 13:23

On the afternoon of May 31, Chinese President Xi had a telephone conversation with Zambian President Hichilema.


Xi pointed out that China and Zambia are traditionally friendly "all-weather friends", and the friendship between China and Zambia is unbreakable. In the past year, China-Zambia relations maintained a positive momentum of development, with bilateral trade volume reaching a record high, and Zambia became the African country attracting the most direct investment from China. The cooperation between the two countries has great potential and bright prospects. China attaches great importance to China-Zambia relations and is willing to work with Zambia to consolidate and deepen China-Zambia friendship and push bilateral relations to a higher level and in a wider field.


Xi emphasized that the two sides should grasp bilateral relations from a strategic perspective, support each other on issues involving each other's core interests, strengthen inter-party exchanges, and share experience in governing the country. It is necessary to strengthen strategic communication and policy docking, fully implement the "Nine Projects" of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, promote more Zambian goods, especially high-quality agricultural products, to enter the Chinese market, and strengthen anti-epidemic cooperation. It is necessary to inherit the spirit of Tanzania-Zambia Railway, endow it with new connotation of the times, and make Tanzania-Zambia Railway an important transportation channel in the region.


Xi emphasized that it is China's long-term and firm strategic choice to develop solidarity and cooperation with Zambia and other African countries as developing countries. Both sides should adhere to an independent foreign policy, firmly safeguard international fairness and justice, and firmly safeguard the international system with the United Nations as the core and the international order based on international law. China is willing to work with Africa to promote the high-quality construction of the "the belt and road initiative", deepen cooperation in the fields of health, poverty reduction and benefiting farmers, trade and investment, green development and digital economy, help Africa achieve economic recovery and sustainable development, and promote the building of a community of destiny between China and Africa in the new era.


Hichilema said that under the outstanding leadership of President Xi, the Chinese people have achieved prosperity and development, and Zambia deeply admires China's achievements. I would like to thank China for its long-term important assistance to Zambia's national construction and development, and for providing vaccines and other assistance to Zambia in fighting the epidemic. Zambia is willing to strengthen exchanges and learn from the Communist Party of China, consolidate and deepen the traditional friendship established by the older generation of leaders of Zambia and China, and promote greater development of Zambia-China relations in the spirit of high mutual trust and cooperation for the benefit of the two peoples. Zambia firmly adheres to the one-China policy, supports China's "the belt and road initiative" initiative, global development initiative and global security initiative, and is willing to actively promote its implementation with China and deepen all-round cooperation under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. I wish the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China a complete success.


Chinese President Xi had a telephone conversation with UAE President Mohamed on the afternoon of May 31.


Xi pointed out that with the joint efforts of both sides, China-Arab comprehensive strategic partnership has been continuously consolidated and upgraded, and friendly cooperation in various fields has reached the best level in history. In the face of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, the two sides watched and helped each other, carried out in-depth anti-epidemic cooperation, and steadily promoted pragmatic cooperation in various fields, demonstrating the resilience and broad prospects of China-Arab relations. In February this year, you came to China to attend the opening ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics. We reached broad consensus on the development of bilateral relations and made positive progress in relevant cooperation. China is willing to work with Afghanistan to consolidate friendship, consolidate mutual trust, deepen cooperation, continuously enrich the content of China-Arab comprehensive strategic partnership, and better benefit the two peoples.


Xi emphasized that China firmly supports Afghanistan in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and stability, supports Afghanistan in independently exploring a development path in line with its national conditions, and is willing to firmly support each other's core interests, safeguard the basic norms of international relations and safeguard the common interests of developing countries. China is willing to deepen anti-epidemic cooperation with Afghanistan, strengthen the connection between the "the belt and road initiative" initiative and the development strategy of Afghanistan, and promote the in-depth development of bilateral cooperation. The two sides should also close cultural exchanges and promote people-to-people communication. China is willing to communicate closely with Afghanistan on international and regional affairs, strengthen cooperation on global development initiatives and global security initiatives, maintain peace and stability in the Middle East, promote the development of the global governance system in a more just and rational direction, and make positive contributions to promoting lasting peace and long-term development of the world.


Muhammad said that he was very happy to attend the opening ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics in China in February this year and had a good meeting with President  . The two countries have carried out fruitful cooperation in many fields such as anti-epidemic. I cherish the deep brotherly friendship with President   and will do my utmost to promote the continuous development of the UAE's relations with the great Chinese nation. I would like to reiterate that the UAE will stand firmly with China in the past, present and future. I believe that with the joint efforts of both sides, the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries will surely usher in a brighter future and better benefit the two peoples.