BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and King Abdullah II of Jordan exchanged congratulatory messages Friday on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Jordan.
Over the past 40 years, bilateral relationship between China and Jordan has kept growing, as evidenced by ever-strengthening political mutual trust and frequent high-level exchanges, Xi said in his congratulatory message.
The two countries have maintained good communication on regional and global affairs, and bilateral cooperation in such areas as trade and economy, culture and education has yielded fruitful results, Xi said.
China and Jordan announced establishing the strategic partnership in 2015, Xi noted, adding that looking into the future, he has full confidence in the prospects of China-Jordan relations.
Xi added that he highly values the development of the China-Jordan relations, and is ready to work with King Abdullah II to deepen the strategic partnership between China and Jordan, so as to bring more benefits to the two countries and peoples.
King Abdullah II said in his congratulatory message that the bilateral relations between Jordan and China have grown increasingly closer since the two countries established diplomatic ties, and have yielded fruitful results.
He added that he is proud of the profound friendship between the two countries and peoples.
The King also noted that China and Jordan signed a milestone strategic partnership agreement in 2015. He added that trade and economic cooperation is a priority in the development of the Jordan-China relations.
Jordan is willing to continue carrying out cooperation with China under the Belt and Road Initiative, with an aim to create greater benefits to the peoples of the two countries, said the King.