Xi Jinping ready to work with Timor-Leste counterpart to take relations to a “new level”


The President of China, Xi Jinping, is ready to work with his Timor-Leste counterpart, newly-elected José Ramos-Horta,  to take relations to a “new level”.

In a statement congratulating Ramos-Horta (pictured above) on the election, for the second time, as head of state of Timor-Leste, Xi noted that in the past 20 years, since China and Timor-Leste established diplomatic relations, the two countries “continuously deepened” their “practical cooperation” and “greatly developed” bilateral relations.

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The Chinese president said he attached “great importance” to the development of bilateral relations, and that he “is ready” to work with his counterpart to develop relations to a “new level”, according to the statement published by Xinhua.

Xi Jinping further pointed out that the cooperation produced “tangible benefits” for the two peoples, in a “living demonstration” of an “equitable relationship” between a large country and a small country.

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