Published: 12:18, May 21, 2024
Xi congratulates new president of North Macedonia
By Xinhua
This combo picture created on May 21, 2024, shows Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) addressing the opening ceremony of the China-Russia Years of Culture in Beijing, May 16, 2024, and Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, the new President of North Macedonia posing for photos at the presidential palace in Skopje, North Macedonia, May 12, 2024. (PHOTO / XINHUA, AP) 

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended congratulations to Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova on her assuming office as president of North Macedonia.

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China and North Macedonia enjoy a profound traditional friendship, Xi said in a recent message, adding that in recent years, practical cooperation between the two countries has made solid progress and delivered benefits to the two peoples.

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Noting that he highly regards the development of bilateral relations, Xi said he is ready to work with his North Macedonian counterpart to deepen political mutual trust, and expand exchanges and cooperation, so as to lift China-North Macedonia friendly cooperative relations to a new level.