Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, July 5th: President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo on July 5 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

  In his congratulatory message, Xi Jinping pointed out that in the 60 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Canada, the traditional friendship between the two countries has lasted for a long time, and pragmatic cooperation has achieved fruitful results. In recent years, China-Canada cooperation has shown a good momentum of comprehensive development, bringing tangible benefits to the people of both sides. Since the outbreak of the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, China has joined hands with African countries including Ghana to help fight the epidemic and demonstrate the brotherhood between China and Africa. I attach great importance to the development of China-Canada relations and would like to work with President Akufo-Addo to take the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as an opportunity to promote traditional friendship and deepen various fields within the framework of the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” and the China-Africa Cooperation Forum Cooperation for the benefit of the two countries and peoples, and make positive contributions to building a closer community of shared destiny between China and Africa.

  Akuf-Addo said in the message that President Nkrumah, Chairman Mao Zedong, Premier Zhou Enlai and other leaders of the older generations of the two countries have jointly created and cultivated friendly relations between Canada and China. Over the past 60 years, high-level exchanges between the two countries have been close, cooperation in various fields has achieved remarkable results, and they are jointly committed to building a peaceful, just and equal international order. President Xi Jinping showed extraordinary leadership in responding to the new Coronary Pneumonia epidemic. China has provided help and support to fight against the epidemic in countries around the world, including Ghana, and won international acclaim. Ghana firmly supports international solidarity and cooperation to fight the epidemic. I look forward to working with President Xi Jinping to consolidate traditional friendship, strengthen strategic cooperation, and deepen cooperation between the two countries.