BELGRADE, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) shows an unselfish dedication of China to help developing countries, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said during his meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Li Manchang on Tuesday.
According to the press release of the president's office, in conversation with Li in preparation of Vucic's visit to China, the Serbian president said that he was impressed by the results of the FOCAC, held in Beijing on Sept. 3-4.
"As the world economy faces the challenges of trade protectionism, China, as a country of great economic power, has once again demonstrated its willingness to help developing countries unselfishly, to the benefit of, as President Xi Jinping said, a common prosperity," Vucic said.
He said that "the respect that China shows to all countries and their right to development, regardless of their sizes, as well as without interference in their internal issues and political conditions, deserves the support of all who believe in the ideals of genuine equality and solidarity."
"I once more wish to give my firm support for the principles of the Belt and Road Initiative, which I think is one of the largest and most prolific initiatives in history," Vucic added.
He said that he is looking forward to his visit to China so as to establish new directions for the development of partnership and overall cooperation between the two sides.
The president also emphasized that he is proud that Serbia and China are connected by a comprehensive strategic partnership, and that bilateral relations are at a historical high.