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Highlights of foreign congratulatory messages on Xi’s election as Chinese president



World leaders continued to extend congratulations to Xi Jinping on his election as president of the People’s Republic of China.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said he is ready to work with the Chinese side to raise the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries to a higher level to realize the common expectations and common interests of their people.

Under Xi’s leadership, China has made remarkable achievements in various fields, and the ancient civilization is taking on new vitality, said Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his confidence that Xi will lead China and the Chinese people to make new successes and achievements and fulfill more established goals and visions.

Kenya will continue to maintain close ties and cooperation with China as the two countries have done since the establishment of diplomatic relations six decades ago, said Kenyan President William Ruto. 

Under Xi’s wise leadership, great China has attained economic prosperity and is entering a new stage of development, said Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, adding that China has played a major role in the cause of global justice that is built on respect for countries’ sovereignty and diversity and the realization of the common prosperity of humankind.

Xi’s election is of great significance in defending the principles and values of fairness, justice, peace, security and development around the world, said Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, adding that his country is willing to work with China to build a world that is fair, peaceful and safe and pursues happiness for people.

Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit said he is convinced that Xi, in his new term, will lead China to score greater achievements, continue to maintain its influence and play a constructive role in international affairs, and strive to build a community with a shared future for mankind.

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat said Africa will remain firmly committed to strengthening its partnership with China.

Those also sending congratulatory messages include: Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye, Somalian President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, Bolivian President Luis Arce, Guyanese President Irfaan Ali, and Zeljka Cvijanovic, rotating chair of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency. 

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Rwanda’s Foreign Ministry Commends Tinubu, Says TAC Scheme, Remains the Best



Joel Ajayi

Rwanda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation has lauded President Bola Tinubu on the Nigerian Technical Aid Corps (TAC) scheme, describing it as a noble and truest platform for the promotion of Pan-Africanism.

This is in a statement issued by Mr Nkem Anyata-Lafia, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Dr Yusuf Yakub, the Director-General (DG) of the Technical Aid Corps in Africa (DTAC).

It will be recalled that the DTAC  boss and some senior staff embarked on a four-day Administrative, Monitoring, and Evaluation exercise in four countries in East Africa.

Also, the team will monitor the TAC volunteers in Uganda, Rwanda,  Tanzania, and Seychelles.

Anyata-Lafia said that the Minister of State, Mr James Kabarebe, said this in Kigali when the ministry received the delegation of DTAC led by Dr. Yakub.

He also commended Tinubu’s administration for the big brother approach.

Anyata-Lafia also extolled Tinubu’s gesture for continuing to advance the course of development through technology transfer, skills acquisition, and scholarship for African people.

Kabarebe said that, although Nigeria, like other nations of the world, had its own challenges, its commitment to the leadership and development of Africa and some parts of the globe through soft-power diplomacy remained laudable and worthy of emulation.

He said that Nigeria has continued to use its huge population, size, and early advancement in matters of education to benefit all parts of Africa.

The minister reminicenced the positive inspiration projected by writers such as, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and Cyprian Ekwensi, among many others.

  Kabarebe said, “These were not only an instrument of soft power that sold Nigeria to the world, but was all that Nigeria needed to stamp its authority as a global super player in world affairs.

Furthermore,  he highlighted the huge gap between other African countries and their goals, adding that TAC deserves Africa’s support.

The minister promised that the ministry would leverage the existing cordial relations between Rwanda and Nigeria to strengthen their cooperation through the scheme.

Speaking earlier, Yakub said that the delegation was in Rwanda to monitor, evaluate and as well to review the activities of the TAC volunteer scheme in its recipient countries and among the volunteers.

He added that the visit was also aimed at allowing him to meet and familiarise with State officials and other stakeholders in the TAC scheme across parts of Africa after being appointed to head the agency by  Tinubu.

The DTAC delegation also met with the Minister of State for Education, Ms Claudette Irere, Nigeria’s High Commissioner of Nigeria in Kigali, Amb. Suleiman Sani and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance), University of Rwanda, Ms Francoise Kayitore.

They also visited the remaining volunteer of the TAC scheme at the University of Rwanda, Dr Nasiru Sani, a Health Information and Community Medicine expert, among others.

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