BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday congratulated the groundbreaking ceremony of Julius Nyerere Leadership School in Tanzania.
In a congratulatory message, Xi said that on the occasion of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Julius Nyerere Leadership School co-founded by the Revolutionary Party of Tanzania, the African National Congress of South Africa, the Mozambique Liberation Front Party and the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola, the SWAPO Party of Namibia and the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, he extended his warm congratulations on behalf of the CPC as well as in his own name.
Xi said that the six parties in southern Africa are the important forces to lead the national liberation and economic construction in their respective countries.
Jointly building Julius Nyerere Leadership School is an important move for the six parties to strengthen their self-construction and improve their governing capacity and will play an active role in promoting the development and progress of their respective countries, Xi said.
For a long time, Xi added, the CPC has maintained a traditional friendship with the six parties, which has played an important and strategic guiding role for the development of China's bilateral ties with the six countries, respectively.
The CPC is willing to take this opportunity to enhance exchanges with political parties in Africa including the six parties and learn from each other, so as to jointly promote the construction of a closer community with a shared future for China and Africa and make contributions to advancing the lofty cause of peace and development for mankind, Xi said.