|Chinese President Xi Jinping Sends His Congratulatory Message to President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson on the Occason of the National Day of Iceland|
On 17 June 2015, H.E. President Xi Jinping sent his congratulatory message to H.E. President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson on the occasion of the 71st National Day of Iceland. Following is the full text of the message:
Beijing, 17 June 2015
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
President of the Republic of Iceland
On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Iceland, I would like to extend to Your Excellency and the people of Iceland my sincere congratulations and best wishes.
China-Iceland relations have achieved all-round development and bilateral pragmatic cooperation in various areas has been deepened since the two countries established diplomatic relations 44 years ago. The China-Iceland Free Trade Agreement, which came into force on 1st July last year, has opened a new chapter for China-Iceland economic and trade cooperation. I highly values China-Iceland relations and am willing to make joint efforts with you to push our bilateral relations to a new height.
May the Republic of Iceland enjoy prosperity and its people enjoy happiness and health.