BEIJING -- More leaders of foreign countries or political parties have sent messages to Hu Jintao, congratulating him on his reelection as general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
In his message, French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed the warmest felicitations on Hu's reelection.
He expressed firm belief that the Chinese people would march forward on the route of harmony and prosperity and play increasingly important role in the world arena under Hu's leadership.
On behalf of her party and in her own name, Sonia Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress party, conveyed "warm greetings and felicitations on the successful completion of the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of China" and on Hu's reelection.
She made a retrospection over the history of the two parties' friendly cooperation, saying that "we look forward to strengthening our Party-to-Party relations and to joining hands with the Communist Party of China in consolidating the Strategic and Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Prosperity between our two countries."
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov also offered congratulations on Hu's reelection. He wished good health to Hu and continued prosperity and progress to the Chinese people.
Francois Bozize Yangouvonda, president of the Central African Republic, said in his congratulatory message that he believes the friendly cooperative ties between the two countries would become even more dynamic in the future.
Abdelaziz Belkhadem, general secretary of the National Liberation Front Party of Algeria and the country's prime minister, reiterated his party's readiness to further consolidate and strengthen the traditionally friendly and cooperative relations with the CPC.
Girija Prasad Koirala, prime minister of Nepal and president of the Nepali Congress Party, said Nepal and China have been enjoying most cordial relations "from the time immemorial."
"I am confident that the relations, subsisting between our two friendly countries, would be fortified further to a new height," he added.