Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng Attends the Reception Marking the 45th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Suriname Diplomatic Ties Held by the Embassy of Suriname in China

On the evening of May 28, 2021, Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng attended upon invitation the reception marking the 45th anniversary of the establishment of China-Suriname diplomatic ties held by the Embassy of Suriname in China and met with Surinamese Ambassador to China Patty Chen.

Xie Feng extended warm congratulations on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Suriname, and on behalf of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, expressed sincere gratitude to people from all walks of life who have long been committed to promoting friendly relations between China and Suriname. Xie said, despite the distance keeping China and Suriname apart, the friendship goes back a long way. Suriname is one of the first Caribbean countries to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. China-Suriname relations have witnessed a rapid development, with fruitful cooperation in political, economic, cultural, international fields. This has shown strong vitality and vigor, bringing tangible benefits to the two peoples. Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, China and Suriname have worked together to fight the virus, adding new dimensions to the traditional friendship between the two countries. China will continue to firmly support Suriname in its fight against the pandemic and do its best to provide assistance. In the face of the new era and new opportunities, China and Suriname should take the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties as an opportunity to implement the important consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, enhance strategic alignment, conduct high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, expand and deepen pragmatic cooperation in broader areas, jointly safeguard multilateralism, push the bilateral strategic partnership for new results, and make new contributions to building a community with a shared future for mankind.

Patty Chen congratulated the Communist Party of China on its centenary, appreciated the measures taken by the Chinese government to combat the pandemic and the achievements of international cooperation on vaccines, and commended China for its exemplary role in eliminating poverty under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. Chen said, Suriname values its relations with China and regards China as its main partner and reliable friend. It will continue to firmly adhere to the one-China principle, devote itself to developing the strategic partnership with China, strengthen high-level contacts, deepen the friendship between the two peoples, and promote new progress in cooperation across the board under the Belt and Road Initiative.

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