Ukraine continues to receive congratulations from presidents and heads of government on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of independence.
As the press service of the Head of State informs, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping expressed his sincere congratulations and good wishes to the friendly Ukrainian people. In particular, he wished prosperity and power to the country, and happiness and welfare to Ukrainians.
“Ukraine is a strategic partner of China and an important country participating in the One Belt, One Road initiative. In recent years, Chinese-Ukrainian relations have been steadily advancing in a healthy direction,” Xi Jinping said.
He noted the great success in cooperation in various fields. In particular, China and Ukraine are fighting side by side with the coronavirus epidemic, which fully confirms the sincere friendship between people of the two countries.
“I attach great importance to the development of Chinese-Ukrainian relations and am ready to make joint efforts to achieve unity of opinion and develop even greater potential for cooperation for the benefit of the two states and their people,” he said.
In a congratulatory letter to Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev wished the people of Ukraine peace and prosperity.
He noted that today the relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine are on the path of dynamic development.
“I believe that our traditionally friendly relations, mutually beneficial cooperation will continue to successfully develop and expand in the interests of our people,” Ilham Aliyev wrote.
In his letter to Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Israel Reuven Rivlin wished Ukraine and the Ukrainian people ongoing progress and prosperity.
He noted that this year the celebrations are taking place under the restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. He expressed condolences to those who have lost their lives.
“I wish you and the people of Ukraine health and resilience. We value the good relations and mutually beneficial cooperation between Israel and Ukraine and I am confident we can look forward to the further strengthening and expansion of the bilateral relations and cooperation between our two countries over the coming years,” Reuven Rivlin noted.
President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda also congratulated the President of Ukraine on Independence Day and assured him of full support.
“We will continue to uphold your sovereignty and territorial integrity. I assure you that Lithuania will remain a strong supporter of Ukraine’s aspirations for European and Atlantic integration,” Gitanas Nausėda wrote.
Earlier, the presidents of the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II and other world leaders congratulated Ukraine on the 29th anniversary of independence.