Xi congratulates Algerian president on 60th anniversary of independence

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BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Abdelmadjid Tebboune on the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Algerian War of Independence.

Sixty years ago, the Algerian people realized national independence and people's liberation after going through an arduous struggle, opening a glorious chapter of the liberation movements of the Arabian and African people, Xi said.

The Chinese government and the Chinese people provided support and assistance to Algeria's independence revolution, and the two countries and their people had forged a profound friendship during the struggles, he added.

In recent years, political mutual trust between the two countries has been strengthened continuously and bilateral practical cooperation has been fruitful, taking the China-Algeria comprehensive strategic partnership to ever new levels, he said.

Xi also said that he highly values the development of China-Algeria relations, and stands ready to work together with President Tebboune to push forward bilateral communication and cooperation in all fields within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative to benefit both countries and their people.

On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory message to Algerian Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane.

Since the two countries established diplomatic ties 64 years ago, bilateral relations have been developing healthily and steadily, Li said, noting that he is willing to work with Benabderrahmane to expand and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in various fields, enrich the content of the China-Algeria comprehensive strategic partnership, and continuously improve the well-being of the people of the two countries.