BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Media outlets and political parties around the world are closely following the ongoing 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), with many expressing admiration for China's development under the CPC's leadership.
In an article about Wednesday's opening of the 19th CPC National Congress, Cuban official newspaper Granma described Chinese President Xi Jinping as "the uniter of the world's largest political organization" and lauded the "success of the reforms he undertook with his colleagues over the past five years."
The Chinese leader has also promoted "a more active diplomacy that has enabled the Asian nation to become more involved in mechanisms and decision-making processes worldwide," it added.
Another Cuban state media organization, the Prensa Latina news agency, applauded China's call for global unity to combat climate change and its pledge that China will never seek hegemony or engage in expansion.
In Nepal, political party leaders are also closely watching the CPC national congress, China's most important political event in five years.
Agni Sapkota, a senior member of the Communist Party of Nepal, told Xinhua he believes the event will chalk out new strategies that will further strengthen cooperation with other countries.
"Nepal, as a friendly and close neighbor of China, expects more Chinese support and goodwill," he added.
Ramchandra Pokhrel, a senior member of the Nepali Congress party, said the CPC national congress will make major foreign policy decisions that will be "the matter of interest to the whole world."
To Mahendra Pandey, a senior member of the Communist Party of Nepal and the former foreign minister, "President Xi Jinping's vision to develop good relationships and establish peace around the world is inspiring."
An Egyptian expert on Chinese affairs, Adel Sabry, noted that Xi draws the world's attention for his emphasis on global cooperation, and Egypt can benefit from the Chinese experience in "preserving its political structure and theories."
In Nigeria, a group of intellectuals held a discussion in Abuja on the global significance of the 19th CPC National Congress, with the attendance of Chinese ambassador Zhou Pingjian.
Labaran Maku, a former information minister, urged developing countries to set national goals and vigorously pursue them as China has been doing over the decades.
"The CPC has proved to be a very good party with a great ideology and a mission to serve the people," said Shehu Sani, a Nigerian senator.