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Xi Jinping Exchanges Messages of Congratulations with Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Peru Diplomatic Relations
2021-11-02 17:30

On November 2, 2021, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Peruvian President Pedro Castillo to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Peru.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Peru, though geographically apart, enjoy long-standing friendly exchanges and a solid foundation for bilateral relations. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 50 years ago, the two sides have deepened political mutual trust, and expanded practical cooperation as well as people-to-people exchanges, setting a good example of solidarity, cooperation and common development between China and Latin American countries. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, China and Peru have stood in solidarity and helped each other, actively carried out pandemic response and vaccine cooperation, and demonstrated the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind with concrete actions. I attach great importance to the development of China-Peru relations and stand ready to work with you to take the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties as an opportunity to enhance the alignment of the two sides' development strategies, improve and upgrade cooperation in various fields, lead people across sectors in the two countries to carry forward the traditional friendship and push the China-Peru comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level.

In his message, Castillo said that Peru and China are both ancient civilizations with several thousand years of history. On the basis of traditional friendship, bilateral relations have been upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership in recent years. Peru attaches great importance to developing relations with China and thanked China for providing a large number of supplies and vaccines to support Peru's fight against COVID-19. Castillo said that Peru is ready to maintain close high-level exchanges with China, promote cooperation in such fields as trade, investment, tourism and digitalization, jointly uphold multilateralism, jointly fight against COVID-19 and realize post-pandemic economic recovery.

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