Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) shakes hands with Maris Selga, Latvia's ambassador to China, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 30, 2016. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with 35 new ambassadors to China on Friday. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with 35 new ambassadors to China on Friday, on the eve of the 67th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China.
Li welcomed them to China and extended his greetings and best wishes to their countries' leaders and people.
Reaffirming China's adherence to an independent and peaceful foreign policy and the peaceful development path, the premier said China will work with all countries to tackle global challenges for robust, sustainable, balanced and inclusive world economic growth.
"China will continue to reform and open up to develop itself and achieve common development with other countries," Li said, adding that China's medium-to-high economic growth will provide more opportunities for the world.
The ambassadors expressed their congratulations on the 67th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China and conveyed their national leaders' greetings to China's leaders and people.
They lauded China's role in fostering world peace and development, voicing willingness to boost cooperation between their countries and China.
After the meeting, Li invited the ambassadors to a reception marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China.
China's National Day is on Oct. 1.