Chinese President Xi Jinping received the credentials of 70 ambassadors to China, including of Portugal, Brazil and Cabo Verde.
At the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, accreditation was formalized to ambassadors Marcos Galvao from Brazil, Paulo Jorge Nascimento from Portugal and Arlindo do Rosario from Cabo Verde.
China is ready to deepen friendship and expand mutually beneficial cooperation with people of other countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit and push forward bilateral relations, Xi noted, according to an official note.
The Chinese President (pictured above, right) added that it is hoped that ambassadors will have a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of China and serve as envoys of friendship and bridges of cooperation.
Over the past three years, Xi said, China has come a long way in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and received for this purpose sincere help from many countries and peoples, while it has also taken concrete actions to fully support the global fight against the virus.
China has embarked on a new journey of building a modern socialist country in all respects, and will promote national rejuvenation through a Chinese path to modernization, Xi added.
China will stay committed to the path of peaceful development, adhere to the national policy of opening-up, firmly pursue a mutually beneficial strategy of opening-up, and create more opportunities for the world through its own development, Xi noted.
The Chinese President said his country is willing to work with the international community to promote the implementation of the Global Initiatives for Development, Security and Civilization, advocate the common values of humanity, promote mutual understanding and amity among people of all countries, jointly cope with various global challenges, and make continuous progress towards building a community with a shared future for humanity.
The Chinese President also received letters from ambassadors Jorge Toledo Albinana from the European Union, Robert Nicholas Burns from the United States, Pradeep Kumar Rawat from India, Morgulov Igor from Russia, Jennifer May from Canada, Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Harbi from Saudi Arabia and Chung Jae-Ho from the Republic of Korea.