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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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Pakistan Observes KASHMIR SOLIDARITY DAY in Abuja



Joel Ajayi

The people of Pakistan inside the country and across the world is observing Kashmir Solidarity Day Today’s Monday express solidarity with Kashmiris in their struggle for the right to self-determination.  
Since 1990, the Nation of Pakistan observes February 5th as Kashmir Solidarity Day.

According to the statement issued by the High Commissioner of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Abuja, Nigeria H.E Mr Sohail Ahmad Khan stated that, Kashmir Solidarity Day serves as an annual reminder of the  prolonged conflict in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, where the struggle for self-determination has left an indelible mark on the lives of innocent Kashmiris. 

“Multiple UN Resolutions unambiguously declare that the final disposition of the State of Jammu and Kashmir will be made in accordance with the will of the people expressed through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite conducted  under the auspices of the United Nations. 

“Numerous international, UN organizations as well as UN Special Rapporteurs have reported gross human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. 

“Media and press is under tremendous pressure by Indian Government especially in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir which is evident from India’s  ranking of 161 out of 180 countries as per 2023 World Press Freedom.

“Jammu and Kashmir has been converted into world’s most militarized zone and the largest prison on earth. Pakistan stands firm with Kashmiri brothers and sisters and  will continue to provide unwavering diplomatic support.

“Pakistan demands that International community including United Nations and it’s relevant Human Rights Machinery, Civil Society Organizations, Media Houses and other defenders of Human  Rights to fulfill their obligations towards besieged Kashmiris by playing their part to end the rule of tyranny and oppression.”

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