|Chinese President Sends Congratulatory Telegram to President of Iceland|
On 1st August 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory telegram to Guðni Th. Jóhannesson on the occasion of his inauguration as the President of Iceland. The full text is as follows:
Beijing, 1 August 2016
Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
President of the Republic of Iceland
Dear Mr. President,
On the occasion of your inauguration as the President of the Republic of Iceland, I wish to extend my sincere congratulations and best wishes to you. Wish Your Excellency great achievements in performing such a high post.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of China-Iceland diplomatic ties. In the past 45 years, the bilateral relations between China and Iceland have maintained good momentum of development, which is well manifested by our frequent high-level exchanges, fruitful cooperative results in various fields and ever-deepening mutual understanding and friendship between our peoples. I highly value the development of China-Iceland relations. I am willing to make joint efforts with Your Excellency to push forward the bilateral relations constantly.
I also wish to take this opportunity to congratulate Your Excellency for the historic success of the Men's National Football Team of Iceland at the 2016 UEFA European Championship.
Wish Your Excellency good health and every success.