Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Seychelles' counterpart James Michel on Friday exchanged congratulatory messages on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
In his message, Hu said the China-Seychelles friendly cooperative relationship has witnessed a steady development since the two countries established diplomatic relations 30 years ago, with great achievements recorded ever since in political, economic, trade and cultural cooperation between the two sides.
China and Seychelles have supported each other and coordinated closely in dealing with international and regional affairs, Hu said.
The Chinese government appreciates Seychelles for its upholding the One China policy and its support for China's reunification cause, Hu said.
With the 30th anniversary as a new starting point, China would like to further increase high-level exchanges and strengthen cooperation in various fields with Seychelles, in a bid to jointly push for a continuous development of the friendly cooperative relationship featuring sincerity, equality and trust, Hu added.
For his part, Michel said in his message that it would be impossible for Seychelles to have achieved its current accomplishments in economy and social development if without China's support for many years as a steadfast cooperation partner.
On behalf of Seychelles' government and people, Michel expressed his appreciation for China's support and assistance, hoping that the existing friendly cooperative relationship between China and Seychelles would forge ahead for the well-being of the two peoples.
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and his Seychelles' counterpart Patrick Pillay also exchanged congratulatory messages on the same day.