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Chinese President Jinping congratulates President-elect Adama Barrow

Dec 9, 2016, 11:40 AM

China has congratulated the Gambian government and people on the smooth and peaceful presidential election held on December 1, 2016.

A press release from the Chinese Embassy in The Gambia stated that President Xi Jinping had sent a message to President-elect Adama Barrow congratulating him for winning the just concluded Presidential election, and expressing hope of working with his government for the good of both nations.

“China respects the will of the Gambian people, and looks forward to deepening friendly relations and expanding mutually-beneficial cooperation between the two countries,” the release stated.

It further said: “On December 2, 2016, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China sent a message of congratulations to President-elect Adama Barrow of The Gambia. President Xi stated in the congratulatory message that since China and The Gambia resumed diplomatic relations in March this year, the friendly and mutually-beneficial cooperation in various fields has been advancing extensively, which promises a bright future.”

The release stated that facts have shown that the resumption of diplomatic ties between China and The Gambia conforms with the trend of time, and is in the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples.

“President Xi reaffirmed the great importance he attaches to the development of China-Gambia relationship, and expressed his readiness to make joint efforts with his Gambian counterpart to further deepen the bilateral relations so as to deliver greater benefits to the two countries and peoples,” the release concluded.

Source: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China