|Xi Jinping and President Alpha Conde of Guinea Exchange Congratulatory Messages on the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Guinea|
On October 4, 2019, President Xi Jinping and President Alpha Conde of Guinea exchanged congratulatory messages on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.
Xi Jinping noted in his message that Guinea was the first sub-Saharan African country to establish diplomatic relations with China. For the past 60 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the two countries have always maintained sincerity, friendship and mutual support no matter how the international situation changed, setting an example of unity and cooperation for China-Africa relations. I attach great importance to the development of China-Guinea relations, and value the traditional friendship between the two countries. I am willing to work together with President Alpha Conde to take the 60th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations as a new starting point to well grasp the historical opportunity of jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative and the flourishing development of China-Africa cooperation, cement friendship and mutual trust, and deepen practical cooperation. The two sides should continue to promote the development of China-Guinea comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, so as to benefit both countries and peoples, and actively contribute to building an even stronger China-Africa community with a shared future.
Alpha Conde said in his message that the establishment of Guinea-China diplomatic relations has great significance to the development of Africa-China relations. For a long time, the two countries have all along maintained special and friendly relations, representing an epitome of Africa-China friendly cooperation. The Guinean side highly appreciates the Belt and Road Initiative, and is willing to work together with the Chinese side to cement their traditional friendship, well implement the outcomes of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, and promote continuous and in-depth development of China-Guinea comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.