New Chinese ambassador presents letter of credence to Norwegian king
By Yin Miao
People's Daily app

Stockholm (People's Daily) - Hou Yue, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Norway, presented a letter of credence to King Harald V at the Royal Palace of Norway on Thursday.

Photo provided by Chinese embassy in Norway

Ambassador Hou conveyed cordial greetings from President Xi Jinping to King Harald V.

The king is a long-term friend of China who cares about and has supported the development of China-Norway relations over the years, said Hou.

Two countries have achieved consolidated political mutual trust, fruitful cooperation in various fields and enhanced friendship. China and Norway share broad common interests and are complementary in various fields. Therefore, it is in accord with the fundamental interest and common expectation of the two peoples that China and Norway continue to develop a practical and friendly relationship, said Hou.

Hou also said as the new Chinese ambassador to Norway, she was ready to actively implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state and push for continued healthy and steady development of China-Norway relations in the new era.

King Harald V asked Ambassador Hou to convey his sincere greetings to President Xi Jinping, and welcomed Ambassador Hou to assume her new post.

King Harald V recalled fond memories of his previous visits to China and shared his impression of China's development achievements, and said that Norway is willing to work with China to continuously enhance exchanges and expand bilateral friendly cooperation to bring more benefits to the two countries and peoples.

Ambassador Hou arrived in Norway on January 19 and presented a copy of her letter of credence to the Department for Cultural Relations and Protocol of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 23.