Beijing, 27 June 2022 (TDI): On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Irfaan Ali.

The messages were exchanged to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

President Xi Jinping mentioned that since the establishment of mutual interests 50 years ago, China and Guyana have achieved considerable development with practical cooperation and with political mutual trust.

The people of the two countries have worked together with mutual assistance and solidarity to counter the challenges caused by Covid-19. This corporation has written a new chapter in the history of China-Guyana relations.

President Xi added that he is looking forward to using this occasion to work together with President Irfaan Ali in order to lift the relations between the people of the two countries.

He said that he gives great importance to the relations with Guyana and aims to increase corporation and solidify the long-lasting friendship between both states.

Message from President Irfaan Ali 

President Irfaan Ali also sent a message of congratulatory on this occasion.

He said that Guyana was the first country in the English-speaking Caribbean to establish official diplomatic relations with China. Also, he added that Guyana strongly believes in the one-China principle.

He mentioned that Guyana and China have always respected each other in their relationship of 50 years. They have always enjoyed the relationship of traditional friendship, mutual benefit, and equality.

Both states have always stood with each other in times of difficulties and crises.

President Ali added that they are ready to use this occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of relations between Guyana and China to further solidify the friendship between the two states.

He said that this is the opportunity to deepen the relations between the people of Guyana and China. He hoped to increase the corporation between both states in near future.