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Premier meets with foreign envoys

Updated: Sep 30,2021 22:36 PM

Premier Li Keqiang met with 28 new foreign ambassadors to China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept 30, ahead of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

The Premier welcomed their ambassadorship in China, asking them to forward his sincere greetings and wishes to their leaders and people.

The Premier said China is willing to enhance political mutual trust with all countries and deepen mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation. He also called for joint efforts in fighting against the COVID-19 epidemic and promoting economic recovery.

He expressed hopes foreign ambassadors will work to boost their countries’ relations with China, adding the Chinese government will provide necessary support and convenience for them to perform their duties.

China's development is always marching in reform and opening-up, and its economy has maintained stable recovery and an upward trend since this year, Premier Li noted.

In the new development stage, efforts will be made to implement the new development concept and accelerate formation of the new development pattern to promote high-quality growth, he said.

Regular epidemic control and development should be kept while overcoming new difficulties and challenges, he added.

The government, Premier Li said, will ensure stability and continuity of its macro policies, increase efficiency and make anticipatory, fine-tuning and cross-cyclical adjustments to stabilize reasonable market expectations.

According to the Premier, work will also be done to safeguard stable industrial and supply chains, ensure energy and power supply and guarantee the basic livelihood to keep the economy running within a reasonable range.

While continuing to deepen reform and promoting high-level opening-up, the government will build a market-oriented, law-based and international business environment, treat domestic and foreign enterprises equally, advocate fair competition and welcome all foreign enterprises to invest in China, Premier Li said.

Those diplomatic envoys warmly congratulated the People's Republic of China on the 72nd anniversary of its founding, and conveyed greetings from their leaders to the Chinese leaders and people.

China's development achievements have attracted worldwide attention and played an important role in maintaining international and regional peace and stability, as well as promoting development and prosperity, the diplomats said.

They also said they believe China's future development will bring more opportunities to countries around the world, and are willing to play a positive role in promoting friendly cooperation between China and their countries.

Those envoys then attended the National Day reception at the invitation of Premier Li.

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi was also in attendance.