Xi says China to push for new progress in relationship with Iceland

BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged new progress in China-Iceland relations on the basis of mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win outcomes.

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Xi and President of Iceland Gudni Johannesson exchanged congratulatory messages, celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which the Chinese president said is a new starting point of bilateral ties.

Since they forged diplomatic ties 50 years ago, China and Iceland have achieved positive results in pragmatic cooperation which has benefited the people of the two countries, Xi said.

Xi said he attaches great importance to the development of China-Iceland relations and stands ready to jointly advance the bilateral ties with Johannesson.