Amidst the winds of change, Xi Jinping said in his congratulatory telegram that China and the New Zealand supported each other and advance with the times to push forward the development of bilateral relations in the face of the changing international situation. The cooperation between the two countries goes beyond the bilateral scope and plays an exemplary role at the regional and international levels.
Xi Jinping pointed out that novel coronavirus pneumonia is still spreading worldwide and that all countries are facing the dual challenge of fighting the epidemic and recovering the economy. I attach great importance to the development of China Singapore relations. China is willing to one belt, one road and the other, to work together with the new side to deepen the pragmatic cooperation in all fields, to maintain multilateralism and free trade, to promote greater development of bilateral relations and to make positive contributions to the stability and prosperity of the region and the world.
In her congratulatory message, Halima said that New Zealand China relations have been developing vigorously in the past 30 years, pragmatic cooperation has been continuously promoted, and people to people ties have become increasingly close. Facing the novel coronavirus pneumonia, the two countries have helped each other to jointly promote economic recovery, maintain trade flow and supply chain stability, and have opened up many new areas of cooperation. I firmly believe that bilateral relations will achieve greater development in the next 30 years.
On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore exchanged congratulatory messages. In his congratulatory message, Li Keqiang said that China is willing to work with Singapore to take the opportunity of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries to keep pace with the times, explore and innovate, deepen the docking of development strategies, and help the two countries and the region overcome challenges and usher in better development prospects.
In his congratulatory message, Lee said that Singapore and China have forged strong and mutually beneficial relations over the years and maintained good cooperation in the regional and international arena. Singapore is willing to work with China to consolidate the international multilateral framework that maintains todays world and push bilateral relations to a higher level.