|Xi Jinping Exchanges Messages of Congratulations with Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio on the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Sierra Leone Diplomatic Relations|
On July 29, 2021, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Sierra Leone.
Xi Jinping pointed out in his message that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Sierra Leone half a century ago, no matter how the international situation changes, the two countries have always understood and supported each other on issues involving each other's core interests and major concerns, and have carried out fruitful cooperation in the fields of economy and people's livelihood. In the face of the severe challenge of COVID-19, the people of China and Sierra Leone have helped each other and fought the pandemic side by side, showing the brotherhood of sharing weal and woe.
Xi Jinping stressed that I attach great importance to the development of China-Sierra Leone relations and stand ready to work with President Bio to take the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties as an opportunity to consolidate friendship and mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, and promote the continuous development of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Sierra Leone for the benefit of the two countries and the two peoples.
Julius Maada Bio said in his message, since Sierra Leone and China established diplomatic ties 50 years ago, the two sides have been upholding the principles of mutual respect, mutual trust, equality and common prosperity, committed to sincere friendship, solidarity and mutual assistance, and carrying out sound cooperation at bilateral and international levels, with fruitful results achieved. Sierra Leone looks forward to working with China to further consolidate the traditional friendship between the two countries and deepen bilateral cooperation in all fields.