Chinese, Somali leaders exchange congratulations on 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties
Updated 21:25, 14-Dec-2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Monday exchanged congratulatory messages on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties.

In his message, Xi said that China and Somalia have been supporting and understanding each other since the establishment of their diplomatic ties, noting that since the outbreak of the pandemic, the two sides have been jointly fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.

China attaches great importance to the bilateral ties, Xi said, adding that he is ready to work with the Somali president to deepen the two countries' cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), benefiting the peoples of both countries.

The Somali president said that Somalia would be China's friend forever, saying that the friendly relationship and cooperation between the two countries have continued to develop in the past 60 years. He also agreed to work with Xi to further strengthen the two countries' cooperation.

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