|Xi Jinping Exchanges Messages of Congratulations with President of Iceland Gudni Johannesson on the 50th Anniversary of Establishment of China-Iceland Diplomatic Relations <br> Li Keqiang Exchanges Messages of Congratulations with Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir|
On December 8, 2021, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with President of Iceland Gudni Johannesson to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of China-Iceland diplomatic relations 50 years ago, the two sides have achieved positive results in pragmatic cooperation in various fields, which has benefited the people of the two countries. I attach great importance to the development of China-Iceland relations and stand ready to work with you to take the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties as a new starting point to push for new progress in China-Iceland relations on the basis of mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win outcomes, so as to benefit the two countries and the two peoples.
Johannesson said, Iceland and China enjoy profound friendship and close cooperation in various fields such as trade, tourism, culture, education and scientific research. He hopes that the two sides will maintain dialogue and communication, and work together to build a prosperous, happy and secure future for both countries.
On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir exchanged congratulatory messages. Li Keqiang said that the Chinese government attaches great importance to developing China-Iceland relations. I am ready to work with Your Excellency to take the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as an opportunity to push for the greater development of bilateral relations and pragmatic cooperation in various fields. Jakobsdottir said that the implementation of the Iceland-China free trade agreement and the growth of bilateral trade have not only promoted mutual understanding, but also brought the people of the two countries closer. The Beijing Olympic Winter Games will provide new opportunities for Iceland and China to deepen bilateral relations. She hopes the two sides will continue to deepen cooperation and create a better future for both countries.