Date: Monday, 15 May 2023
Xi Jinping pointed out that Mr. President is a senior African leader and an old friend of the Chinese people. I extend a warm welcome to your visit. China and Eritrea enjoy a profound traditional friendship. The two countries established diplomatic relations on the day Eritrea was founded. On May 24 this year, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Chinese people often say "Thirty to stand". We should take this opportunity to promote better development of bilateral relations.
Isaias said: "Respected President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, first of all, please allow me to express my deep gratitude for your kind invitation to me. The greatest influence of the People's Republic of China on the Eritrean people is that it supports us in our struggle for national independence. Although Eritrea and China officially established diplomatic relations in 1993, our friendship and cooperation actually started 60 years ago. Please allow me to express our deep gratitude to the Chinese Communist Party.”
Reporter丨Shi Wei, Zhao Hua, Wang Xiaodong, Yao Yao, Liu Huimin
Camera丨Zhong Feng, Duan Dewen, Guan Zhou, Zhang Yu, Cao Yaxing, Han Rui