Xi cites friendly exchanges in Brunei visit

China | 19 Nov 2018 11:39 am

President Xi Jinping arrived in Brunei yesterday for a state visit, the first by a Chinese head of state in 13 years to the Southeastern Asian country.

Xi extended sincere greetings and best wishes to the Brunei government and its people.

Xi stressed that China and Brunei are close neighbors across the sea, and also friends and partners who trust each other, as the two sides have a long history of friendly exchanges, Xinhua reports.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 27 years ago, the two countries have been treating each other as equals, and scored deepening political mutual trust and fruitful results in various areas of cooperation, which brought tangible benefits to the two peoples and made positive contributions to peace and prosperity in the region, said Xi.

It is the second stop of Xi's Asia-Pacific tour. He visited Papua New Guinea, met with leaders from Pacific island countries that have diplomatic ties with China and attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby.

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