|Xi Jinping Exchanges Congratulatory Messages with President of Benin Patrice Talon on the 50th Anniversary of the Resumption of China-Benin Diplomatic Relations|
On December 29, 2022, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with President of Benin Patrice Talon on the 50th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Xi Jinping noted that in the past half a century since the resumption of China-Benin diplomatic relations, the two countries have always treated each other in a sincere and friendly fashion, and firmly supported each other on issues concerning each other's core interests and major concerns. At present, bilateral relations enjoy sound momentum of growth with fruitful cooperation in various fields, bringing real benefits to the people of both countries. Xi said that he attaches great importance to the development of China-Benin relations, and stands ready to work with President Talon to deepen cooperation in various fields within the frameworks of the Belt and Road cooperation and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, so as to take China-Benin relations to a new level.
Talon said that he is satisfied with the fruitful cooperation between the two countries since the resumption of diplomatic relations 50 years ago, and is ready to work with President Xi to build a dynamic and stronger Benin-China relationship. Talon expressed his firm belief that the unbreakable Benin-China cooperation will yield even greater results.