Chinese President Xi Jinping received the credentials presented by 11 new ambassadors to China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday.
The ambassadors are Geir Otto Pedersen from Norway, Noh Young Min from the Republic of Korea, Ali Al Dhaheri from the United Arab Emirates, Constantinescu Vasilica from Romania, Fye K. Ceesay from Gambia, Berhane Gebre-Christos from Ethiopia, Alberto Carnero from Spain, Milia Jabbour from Lebanon, Gautam H. Bambawale from India, Abdulkadir Emin Onen from Turkey, and Jose Augusto Duarte from Portugal.
Xi welcomed the ambassadors to China and asked them to convey his sincere greetings and good wishes to the leaders and people of their countries.
The Chinese government will provide convenience and support for the work of the ambassadors, Xi said, adding that he hopes they will actively contribute to bilateral relations between China and their countries.
Xi said China will enhance mutual political trust, promote practical cooperation, deepen cooperation in international affairs, achieve common development with the countries and contribute to world peace, stability, and prosperity.
The ambassadors offered congratulations on the successful conclusion of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and spoke highly of the significance of the congress to the world.
They also conveyed greetings from their state leaders to Xi and congratulations on Xi’s re-election as the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
They said they feel greatly honored to serve as ambassadors to China in the new era, and will devote their active efforts to deepening mutual understanding and friendship with China, as well as promote practical cooperation to a new high.