China / Government

Xi receives credentials of eight new ambassadors

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-22 21:08

BEIJING - Eight new ambassadors to China presented credentials to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday in Beijing.

The ambassadors are Paul Chikawa from Zimbabwe; Milan Bacevic from Serbia; Fazlul Karim from Bangladesh; Mohamed Faisal from the Maldives; Ricardo J. Leon P. from Costa Rica; Michael Milli Hussein from South Sudan; John McKinnon from New Zealand; and Dato Zainuddin bin Yahya from Malaysia.

Xi welcomed the new ambassadors and asked them to convey his sincere greetings to the leaders and the people of their countries.

The president hoped the ambassadors to make contribution to strengthening the relations between China and their countries.

China is ready to work closely with these countries to enhance friendly exchanges and win-win cooperation, said the president.

The ambassadors said China's development offers opportunities to the world, adding their countries attach great importance to ties with China.

They vowed concerted efforts to promote friendship and cooperation with China during their tenure.

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