Xi sends congratulatory letter to Rehabilitation International Centennial Celebration
Updated 14:57, 21-May-2023

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the Rehabilitation International (RI) Centennial Celebration on Sunday.

He extended warm regards to persons with disabilities, their relatives and personnel working for them, and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to international organizations and people from all sides that care about and support the cause of persons with disabilities in China.

Xi noted that RI is an influential international organization in the field of disability affairs and has made tireless efforts to safeguard the dignity, guarantee the rights and promote the well-being of persons with disabilities.

China has been actively supporting the work of RI, taking practical action to promote the development of the cause of persons with disabilities in developing countries, enhancing the international community's concern for persons with disabilities, and contributing to the international cause of persons with disabilities, he said.

Xi said China cares and pays extra attention to persons with disabilities, and will further improve the social security system and care services system for persons with disabilities in the process of Chinese modernization, and promote the comprehensive development of the cause of persons with disabilities.

China is willing to work with countries around the world to jointly promote international exchanges and cooperation in the cause of persons with disabilities, and continuously promote the health and well-being of humanity, he added.

The RI Centennial Celebration opened on May 21, China's National Day for Helping Persons with Disabilities (the third Sunday in every May) in Beijing.

(Cover: A special education teacher helps a student with pen-holding training at a school in the city of Luoyang, central China's Henan Province, May 19, 2023. /CFP)

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