Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping today (25 Oct) on his re-election as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
In a congratulatory letter, Mr Lee said he was confident that under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China would overcome challenges and continue to move towards its long-term goals. He said:
“Please accept my warmest congratulations on your re-appointment as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and the success of the 20th National Congress of the CPC.
“You continue to lead the CPC and China at an important juncture in China’s development amidst a complex global environment.
“I am confident that under your able leadership, China will continue to progress towards its long-term goals, overcome its challenges and enjoy many more years of stability and prosperity.”
He also mentioned that the bilateral cooperation between Singapore and China has been expanded to new areas and that both nations will continue to expand and deepen cooperation in the future.
“Singapore and China enjoy excellent relations underpinned by regular high-level exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation
“Our bilateral cooperation has evolved over the years and expanded into new areas, in tandem with our respective development priorities.
“We should continue to work together to broaden and deepen our cooperation in the years ahead.”
He added, “I look forward to meeting you soon, and working with you and your colleagues to further strengthen relations between our two countries. I wish you good health and every success.”
In addition, Mr Lee also congratulated Li Qiang, a new member of the Politburo Standing Committee, who is set to become China’s next head of Government.