BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of foreign countries and international organizations have sent a multitude of congratulatory messages to Chinese President Xi Jinping to convey their best wishes on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
The following is an edited summary of some of these messages.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended his sincere congratulations to the friendly Chinese people. Iran is willing to work with China to continuously enhance the common interests of the two countries and safeguard world peace and stability, Rouhani said, adding that he wishes China prosperity and its people happiness and health.
Algeria's interim President Abdelkader Bensalah wishes the friendly Chinese people continuous development and progress. As Algeria and China established the comprehensive strategic partnership and work together to build the Belt and Road, the prospects for the development of bilateral relations will be even broader, he said.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said China has made great development achievements in the past decades, which has consolidated its core position in the world political and economic arena. He wishes the friendly country and people continuous progress and development.
On behalf of the Iraqi people and in his own name, Iraqi President Barham Salih said that he would like to extend his sincerest congratulations and best wishes. Iraq is willing to continuously deepen the friendship and cooperation with China, and fulfil the two peoples' expectations of prosperity and development, he added.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said that under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China has made great achievements that have attracted worldwide attention. Israel attaches great importance to the good relations with China, and is willing to work with China to continue to build and strengthen their innovative comprehensive partnership, he said.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said that the old generations of Chinese leaders, including Chairman Mao Zedong, risked their lives and worked hard for the freedom and prosperity enjoyed by the Chinese people today. "I am willing to commemorate their contributions and courage with you," he added.
Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou said that under the leadership of the CPC, the Chinese people have built China into a prosperous, democratic and respectable country in the past 70 years, and that he believes the two centenary goals and the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation will certainly be realized.