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China’s top officials vow to support Timor-Leste’s development

Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang applaud island nation’s 20 years’ independence, promise to develop relations in future.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:40 am

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang have vowed to support Timor-Leste’s development.

In a message commemorating the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Timor-Leste’s independence and the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Xi stressed that the Timorese have developed their economy and improved people’s lives.

Xi said that the two sides have deepened political mutual trust, and achieved solid progress in practical cooperation, while showing solid and steady momentum in bilateral relations.

Stressing that he attaches great importance to the development of relations with Timor-Leste, the Chinese president said he was ready to work with President José Ramos-Horta to bring their comprehensive cooperation partnership to a new level.

In his message, Ramos-Horta said that Timor-Leste appreciates China’s strong support for the national development process of his country, stating that Timor-Leste will support China in strengthening friendship and bilateral cooperation.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang also exchanged congratulatory messages with Timor’s Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak.

Li said that bilateral relations have been developing smoothly with steady progress in exchanges and cooperation in various fields. He added that China will continue to support Timorese development promoting deeper and more concrete bilateral relations.

Ruak noted that Timor-Leste and China share a long-standing friendship and fruitful bilateral cooperation. He added that he hopes to further strengthen cooperation between the two sides to jointly face the challenges of post-pandemic recovery, CLBrief reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:40 am

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