Xi congratulates Mattarella on re-election as Italian president

(Xinhua) 09:01, February 07, 2022

BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a message of congratulations to Sergio Mattarella on his re-election as Italian president.

Noting that China-Italy relations enjoy deep historical roots, sound public support and a solid bond of interests, Xi said Friday that the two countries have set an example for the international community of mutual respect, seeking common ground while shelving differences, and win-win cooperation.

The two countries have actively cooperated to fight COVID-19, jointly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Italy diplomatic ties, and supported each other in hosting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and 2026 Milan Winter Olympics, said Xi, adding that the China-Italy Year of Culture and Tourism is about to restart, which will bring many new opportunities for the development of bilateral relations.

Xi said he attaches great importance to the development of China-Italy ties and stands ready to work with Mattarella to deepen mutual political trust, expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields and jointly push for new achievements in China-Italy relations to benefit the two countries and their people. 

(Web editor: Peng Yukai, Liang Jun)


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