|Xi Jinping Accepts Credentials from Foreign Ambassadors to China|
On the afternoon of April 24, 2023, President Xi Jinping accepted credentials presented by 70 ambassadors to China at the Great Hall of the People.
Beijing in April is bathed in spring breezes and glorious sunshine. Escorted by motorcycles, the diplomatic envoys successively arrived at the north gate of the Great Hall of the People. With guards of honor lining up on both sides outside the gate and trumpeters blowing horns to greet, the diplomatic envoys passed through the flag array and walked up the steps of the white marble stairs.
In front of the giant painting "The Land So Rich in Beauty", Xi Jinping accepted the credentials respectively presented by the envoys, and took photos with them one by one.
The envoys are as follows: Ambassador of Mongolia to China Tuvshin Badral, Ambassador of Guyana to China Anyin Choo, Ambassador of Barbados to China Hallam Henry, Ambassador of El Salvador to China Aldonov F. Alvarez, Ambassador of Austria to China Andreas Riecken, Ambassador of Iceland to China Thorir Ibsen, Ambassador of Mexico to China Jesus Seade, Ambassador of Finland to China Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, Ambassador of Monaco to China Marie-Pascale Boisson, Ambassador of Seychelles to China Anne Lafortune, Ambassador of Ghana to China Winfred Nii Okai Hammond, Ambassador of Bahrain to China Mohamed Ghassan Mohamed Adnan Shaikho, Ambassador of the Union of Comoros to China Maoulana Charif, Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to China Analisa Low, Ambassador of Malawi to China Allan Joseph Chintedza, Ambassador of Algeria to China Hassane Rabehi, Ambassador of Serbia to China Maja Stefanović, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to China Farhod Arziev, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to China Balumuene Nkuna F., Ambassador of the United States to China Nicholas Burns, Ambassador of India to China Pradeep Kumar Rawat, Ambassador of Kiribati to China David Teaabo, Ambassador of Yemen to China Mohammed Al-Maitami, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to China Nuryshev Shakhrat, Ambassador of Venezuela to China Giuseppe Yoffreda, Ambassador of Syria to China Mhd. Hasanein Khaddam, Ambassador of Niger to China Garba Seyni, Ambassador of Germany to China Patricia Hildegard Flor, Ambassador of Samoa to China Albert Edward Raynold Mariner, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to China Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Harbi, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to China Chung Jae-ho, Ambassador of Nepal to China Bishnu Pukar Shrestha, Ambassador of Senegal to China Ibrahima Sory SYLLA, Ambassador of the Republic of the Congo to China Jacques Jean Luc Nyanga, Ambassador of Brazil to China Marcos Galvao, Ambassador of Uganda to China Oliver Wonekha, Ambassador of South Sudan to China Monday Semaya Kenneth Kumba, Ambassador of Cyprus to China Martha Mavrommati, Ambassador of Lesotho to China Kenneth Sentle Rabale, Ambassador of Switzerland to China Burri Juerg, Ambassador of the Bahamas to China Paulette Bethel, Ambassador of Estonia to China Hannes Hanso, Ambassador of Egypt to China Assem Hanafi, Ambassador of Sudan to China Omer Mohamed Ahmed Siddig, Ambassador of Russia to China Igor Morgulov, Ambassador of Canada to China Jennifer May, Ambassador of Portugal to China Paulo Jorge Nascimento, Ambassador of Botswana to China Batlang Comma Serema, Ambassador of Bangladesh to China Md. Jashim Uddin, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to China Aktilek Musaeva, Ambassador of Slovakia to China Peter Lizak, Ambassador of New Zealand to China Grahame Robert Morton, Ambassador of Myanmar to China Tin Maung Swe, Ambassador of Greece to China Evgenios Dimitrios Kalpyris, Ambassador of Cabo Verde to China Arlindo Do Rosario, Ambassador of Guinea to China Aminata Koita, Ambassador of Malta to China John Busuttil, Ambassador of Chile to China Rene Mauricio HURTADO Navia, Ambassador of Suriname to China Chong Pick Fung, Ambassador of the Philippines to China Jaime A. FlorCruz, Ambassador of Colombia to China Sergio Cabrera Cárdenas, Ambassador of Ethiopia to China Tefera Derbew Yimam, Ambassador of France to China Bertrand Lortholary, Ambassador of Peru to China Marco Balarezo, Ambassador of Türkiye to China Dr. İsmail Hakkı Musa, Ambassador of Vanuatu to China Dennis Nai, Ambassador of Burundi to China Telesphore Irambona, Ambassador of Chad to China Allah-Maye Halina, Ambassador of San Marino to China Dario Galassi, and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to China Jorge Toledo Albinana. Xi Jinping also met with Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Zhang Ming.
While closing the credentialing ceremony, Xi Jinping delivered a speech to the envoys in the Beijing Hall.
Xi Jinping asked the envoys to convey his best wishes to the leaders of their respective countries and organizations and to their people as well. He pointed out that China is ready to deepen friendship and expand mutually beneficial cooperation with people of all countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, to continuously advance the development of bilateral relations. He expressed the hope that the diplomatic envoys will gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of China, and will serve as messengers of friendship and bridges of cooperation. The Chinese government will provide support and facilitation for the diplomatic envoys to perform their duties.
Xi Jinping stressed that over the past three years, China, acting on the philosophy of putting people and their lives front and center, has gone through an extraordinary course of pandemic response. During this course, China has received sincere help from many countries and people. China has also fully supported global anti-pandemic efforts with concrete actions and worked with other countries to act on the vision of a global community of health for all, tightening the bonds of rendering mutual assistance and sharing weal and woe. China has embarked on a new journey toward building a modern socialist country in all respects, and will advance the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization. China will follow the path of peaceful development, stay committed to its fundamental national policy of opening to the outside world, pursue a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up, and create more opportunities for the world with new advances in its own development. China is ready to work with the international community to follow through on the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative, advocate humanity's common values, promote mutual understanding and affinity among people of all countries, jointly address various global challenges, and continuously move towards the goal of building a humanity community with a shared future.
Wang Yi and Qin Gang were present at the event.