BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Foreign leaders, political parties and organizations around the world have been sending their best wishes and congratulations as the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) convened in Beijing Wednesday.
The messages, lauding the CPC's leadership as well as China's socio-economic development and global contributions, expressed confidence that the CPC would lead China to greater success.
These are some of the messages:
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of United National Party
Under General Secretary Xi Jinping's leadership in the past five years, China has made great economic and social achievements, and helped promote global economic growth and raise living standards worldwide.
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, secretary-general of People's Action Party
The 19th CPC National Congress is a milestone event in the history of the CPC and China, and will set guidelines for China's future road under the leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping. A prosperous and stable China is beneficial to the region and the world at large.
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila, president of Center Party
The Center Party of Finland would like to encourage the CPC leadership to continue (pursuing) its reforms and be (an) active member of the international community.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, leader of Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti
It is my hope that the 19th National Congress of the CPC ... will lead China further on its road to progress. (The progress already made) has strengthened the role of China in international relations and cooperation on global issues such as the fight against poverty, climate change, and the (UN-listed) sustainable development goals.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, chairman of GERB
I sincerely hope that the future decision on the strategic development of China, including the unfolding of the market economy, as well as the principles and goals that the country will follow in its foreign policy, will continue to engage with good relations ... the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, leader of Smer-Social Democracy
The CPC has led China to take major measures to fight against corruption, improve the environment, eliminate poverty, deepen reform and maintain world peace and stability in recent years. The 19th National Congress ... will inject new impetus into the fulfillment of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation and the country's two centenary goals.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, leader of Labor Party
The CPC has contributed greatly to enhance multilateralism and to promote the maintenance of peace and stability ... (and) uphold world trade and the global economy.
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, leader of All Basotho Convention
We believe the decisions and action plan adopted by the 19th National Congress of the CPC will lead China to a brighter future.
Sao Tome and Principe's Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada, president of the Independent Democratic Action
The results achieved during the 19th National Congress of the CPC will help China continue to play a vital leading role in global governance, including maintaining world peace, promoting economic cooperation and environmental conservation.
Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, leader of People's National Congress
(The CPC's good governance) has been evident through the resurgence of the Chinese economy from within as well as through international cooperation with the other global partners.