Xi jinping meets with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic


Beijing, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) –Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who is here to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday morning.Xi welcomed Vucic to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.Xi pointed out that China and Senegal are “iron friends” and the two countries enjoy a high degree of political mutual trust. The bilateral relationship has stood the test of changing times and become stronger over time, setting a good example of international relations.In recent years, our bilateral relations have grown by leaps and bounds. The two sides have implemented a number of major cooperation projects in infrastructure, energy and production capacity, ranking first among CEE countries.Since the outbreak of COVID-19, China and Senegal have extended mutual assistance and support to each other, writing a new chapter in our friendship and leaving a fond memory in the hearts of our two peoples.Xi stressed that the two sides should view bilateral relations from a strategic and long-term perspective, uphold and develop bilateral friendship and firmly support each other’s fundamental and long-term interests in the face of century-old changes and the epidemic.China firmly supports the development path chosen by the Serbian people.We should enhance synergy between our strategies, jointly build the Belt and Road With high quality, make positive progress in cooperation projects such as the Budaphara-Serbia Railway and novi Sad-Ruma Express Road, continue to leverage the economic and social benefits of the Smaidelevo Steel plant and zijinboer copper mine, and translate our traditional friendship into more fruits of practical cooperation.China will continue to support Senegal’s fight against the epidemic and strengthen cooperation on joint vaccine production and resumption of work and production.We will strengthen public support for China-Senegal friendship.China is ready to work with Senegal to strengthen international cooperation in multilateral areas, jointly uphold the INTERNATIONAL system with the UN at its core and the international order based on international law, safeguard basic norms governing international relations, accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.Vucic said the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games last night was very grand and wonderful, and all the audience enjoyed the visual feast.We thank the Chinese side for the thoughtful and warm reception, which deeply impressed us with the sincere friendship of the Chinese people.President Xi Jinping’s visit to Serbia in 2016 has greatly boosted the development of Serbia-China relations. Since then, bilateral trade has tripled, positive achievements have been made in the construction of the Budapest-Serbia Railway, and Serbia’s economic growth rate has been among the highest among European countries for years.Serbia is a true friend in China, respect China, the Serbian government “admire the great leadership of China, any pressure and difficulties will not change the plug in the iron friendship, will change for the Serbian government” of the Chinese people’s friendship, in xinjiang, Taiwan and other issues concerning China’s core interests, Serbia will always stand firmly with the Chinese people.Strengthening cooperation with China is of great importance to Serbia.Seychelles looks forward to further strengthening cooperation with China in the areas of economy, trade and investment and enhancing people-to-people and cultural exchanges, he said, adding that he believes Serbia-China relations will surely achieve greater development after the epidemic.I wish China greater achievements under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping.President Xi Jinping is welcome to visit Sierra Leone as soon as possible after the outbreak.Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng and other officials attended the meeting.

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