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Xi Jinping Speaks with Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on the Phone

On June 21, 2021, President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Xi Jinping pointed out, created by the older generation of leaders of the two countries, the traditional friendship between China and Tanzania has stood the test of changes in the international situation over the years. Tanzania was the first African country I visited after taking office as Chinese President in 2013. The principles of sincerity, practical results, affinity and good faith I proposed for the first time during that tour have now become the basic policy principles for China's solidarity and cooperation with other developing countries.

Xi Jinping stressed that China always views and develops its relations with Tanzania from a strategic and long-term perspective and firmly supports Tanzania in taking the development path suited to its national conditions. China is ready to work with Tanzania to consolidate political mutual trust, strengthen mutual support, jointly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, and make positive contributions to the building of the China-Africa community with a shared future. Given present historic opportunities for the development of China-Tanzania relations, China is willing to work with Tanzania to step up cooperation between political parties and exchanges of experience in governance. It also stands ready to synergize the joint contributions to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the implementation of the outcomes of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) with Tanzania's development strategies, expand cooperation in such fields as agriculture, transportation, communications, tourism and energy with Tanzania, encourage and support more Chinese enterprises to invest and do business in Tanzania, beef up anti-pandemic cooperation, and continuously enrich the content of China-Tanzania comprehensive cooperative partnership.

Hassan expressed her warm congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Under the leadership of the CPC which boasts a long and glorious history, the Chinese people have won national independence and liberation, while making remarkable achievements one after another in the cause of socialist construction. Hassan expressed her conviction that under the strong leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping, the Chinese people will surely realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. The Tanzanian side cherishes its traditional friendship with China, appreciates China's long-term support and help, and is willing to learn from China's experience in poverty alleviation and governance and strengthen exchanges and cooperation in trade, infrastructure, humanities, and other fields with China. Tanzania firmly adheres to the one-China principle and supports China's stance on issues concerning China's core interests such as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Tanzania stands ready to actively make joint contributions to the BRI with China, earnestly implement the outcomes of the FOCAC Beijing Summit, and promote new development of China-Africa relations.

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