Reception in Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of China-Madagascar Diplomatic Relations Held in Beijing
On March 27th, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Embassy of Madagascar in Beijing jointly held a reception in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of China-Madagascar Diplomatic Relations. Mr. Qiangba Puncog, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of Madagascar, attended the reception and delivered speeches respectively. Mme. Li Xiaolin, President of CPAFFC, Mme. Yang Xiaorong, Chinese Ambassador to Madagascar, Major General Yi Shuqiang, Political Commissar of College of Defense Studies, together with about 100 people, including the delegation from Madagascar, diplomats from the Embassy of Madagascar, and representatives from all sectors attended the reception. The reception was hosted by Mme. Lin Yi, Vice-President of CPAFFC.
Vice Chairman Qiangba Puncog said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Madagascar 45 years ago, both countries have always been sincere friends and enjoyed equal treatment and mutual respect, shared mutual understanding and support on issues concerning each other's core interests and major concerns. China and Madagascar have become true friends, good partners and real brothers. The two sides enjoy fruitful results in bilateral cooperation and profound friendship between the two peoples. At present, the two countries share a lot in the integration of developing strategies and should cherish traditional friendship, enhance political mutual trust, deepen concrete cooperation to promote the comprehensive cooperative partnership for further development.
President Hery said that Madagascar and China enjoy a long-standing friendship. The two sides have always showed mutual respect, understanding and trust, upheld the principle of mutual benefit and win-win result, maintained solid and enduring bilateral relations and achieved fruitful outcomes of cooperation in various fields. The assistance for infrastructure construction and the medical team sent by Chinese government bear great significance to the social and economic development of Madagascar. Madagascar supports China’s "Belt and Road" initiative and would like to, together with China, further enhance the bilateral cooperation and bring benefits to the two peoples.
Vice Chairman Qiangba Puncog and President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Mme. Li Xiaolin and Mme. Béatrice Attalah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar, unveiled the Commemorative Cover for the establishment of diplomatic relations. The two sides held a brief meeting before the reception.