|President Xi Jinping Receives Letters of Credential of 15 New Ambassadors to China|
On October 11, 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping received Letters of Credential presented by newly-appointed Ambassadors of some countries to China at the Great Hall of the People. These new Ambassadors are: H.E. Michael Kinyanjui of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mohammad Kabir Farahi of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Stefan Skjaldarson of the Republic of Iceland, H.E. Ralph Thomas of Jamaica, H.E. Clifford Borg Marks of the Republic of Malta, H.E. Karl Hood of Grenada, H.E. Michael Christian Max Clauss of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Dyomin Oleg of Ukraine, H.E. Paul Kavanagh of Ireland, H.E. Ringo Abed of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Magdy Mahmoud Helmy Amer of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Chynar Rustemova of Turkmenistan, H.E. Michel Malherbe of the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E. Paul Steinmetz of the Grand - Duchy of Luxembourg and H.E. Jari Gustafsson of the Republic of Finland.
Xi Jinping welcomed the Ambassadors to assume offices in China. He happily recalled the history of friendly exchanges with these countries and asked the Ambassadors to convey his cordial greetings and best wishes to the leaders and people of these countries. Xi said that China is actively pursuing all-round diplomacy and gives importance to developing friendly cooperation with these countries. He expected the Ambassadors to have pleasant work and make new friends in China, boost cooperation with China and make new contributions to the development of bilateral relations with China.
The Ambassadors conveyed the cordial greetings of their leaders to President Xi and the best wishes to the Chinese people. They wished that China could achieve greater development achievements. The Ambassadors all said that their countries were facing new opportunities to develop relations with China. They valued the opportunity to work in China and would be committed to enhancing the friendship and cooperation with China.