Quotable quotes about China's major-country diplomacy: Partnership with other countries

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-11 16:30:36|Editor: An

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BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The following is a selection of remarks made by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and others about China's relations with global partners.

Xi Jinping, Chinese president

"We hope to work with our European friends to build a bridge of friendship and cooperation across the Eurasian continent. For that, we need to build four bridges for peace, growth, reform and progress of civilization, so that the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership will take on even great global significance." (He made the remarks when addressing the students of the College of Europe during his state visit to Belgium on April 1, 2014)

Xi Jinping, Chinese president

"Our two countries have forged an all-weather friendship and pursued all-round cooperation. Despite changes in the domestic and international environment, we have always extended sympathy to and supported each other on issues crucial to our respective core interests. Such friendship is truly unique." (Speech at parliament of Pakistan, April 21, 2015)

Moussa Faki, chairperson of African Union Commission

"Relations between China and all African countries were established and have been promoted based on sincerity, and growing Africa-China ties are just what the African continent needs for development."

Xi Jinping, Chinese president

"The Middle East is a land of abundance. Yet we are pained to see it still plagued by war and conflict. Where should the Middle East be headed?This is the question the international community keeps asking. The people here want less conflict and suffering, more peace and dignity." (Speech at the Arab League Headquarters in Cairo, on Jan. 21, 2016)

Wang Yi, Chinese foreign minister

"China has established different forms of partnership with 97 countries and international organizations. It is fair to say our circle of friends is getting bigger and bigger."

KEY WORDS: major-country diplomacy