More parties and their leaders from around the world continued to send congratulatory messages to the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Demetris Christofias, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus, said in his message that the congress of the Communist Party of China is the most significant political event in China and constitutes a valuable occasion of assessment and planning ahead.
Fernando Lasama de Araujo, president of the Democratic Party of East Timor and speaker of the National Parliament, extended his congratulations in a message on the opening of the congress and expressed hope that the friendship between the two parties will keep developing in an in-depth way.
He also expressed admiration that the 17th Congress of the CPC puts special emphasis on continuously promoting world peace and development and making concerted efforts with other countries to contribute to a more harmonious and prosperous world.
Fransisco Guterres Lu-Olo, president of the Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor, applauded the goals raised at the congress to implement the Scientific Outlook on Development, further emancipate the mind, stick to the policy of reform and opening up, promote scientific development and social harmony and comprehensively build a well-off society.
He spoke highly of the new idea of comprehensively building a well-off society, saying the goal demonstrates the wisdom and determination of the CPC.
The president also wished a success of the CPC in achieving its goals set forth at the national congress.
Sam Nujoma, president of Namibia's SWAPO Party, said in his message that the SWAPO Party and the CPC enjoy strong ties of friendship and solidarity. Since Namibia gained independence, the two parties have continued to work together and consolidate their ties of friendship which has been translated into mutual and beneficial bilateral relations between the two countries and two peoples.
He expressed the hope that resolutions adopted by the CPC congress would add more impetus to the consolidation and strengthening of bonds of solidarity between the SWAPO Party and the CPC.
In its message, the Secretariat of the Unity Party of Liberia said the party has been following China's development closely, and is very pleased to note the tremendous progress and development being enjoyed by the Chinese people under the able and far-sighted leadership of CPC.
The message said the Unity Party will strive to further strengthen and cement the cordial ties between the two parties, governments and peoples.
It reaffirmed the party's commitment to the one-China policy, pledging all efforts to uphold and strengthen this policy, which it views as a cardinal basis for the flourishing relationship between the two parties.
In his message, Nana Ohene-Ntow, general secretary of the New Patriotic Party of Ghana, expressed his party's admiration of the economic development, social advancement and technological strides that China has achieved under the CPC’s leadership.
He said that Ghana, as a developing country, is proud of China's achievement, and that the New Patriotic Party is willing to form ties of cooperation with the CPC.
Yussuf Rajab Makamba, secretary general of Tanzania's Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, extended sincere congratulations to the CPC on its 17th National Congress.
He said the CCM and the CPC have enjoyed long and fraternal relationship which was forged by the two parties' veteran leaders such as Chairman Mao Zedong and Julius K. Nyerere. The CCM will always cherish the profound friendship between the two parties.
In his message, Jeremie Ngendakumana, president of the National Council for Defense of the Democracy -- Force for Defense of the Democracy in Burundi, said his party is very pleased with its cooperation with the CPC, and it hopes the relationship could be reinforced in the interest of the two parties.
Ambroise Edouard Noumazalay, general secretary of the Congolese Labor Party, said the path the Chinese people have chosen under the leadership of the CPC has won the admiration of both developed and developing countries. He said his party believes that after the CPC’s 17th congress, China will accomplish greater achievements in its building of a harmonious society, and that the ties between the two parties will be continuously strengthened.
Vesa Gomes Naluak, acting president of the Social Renovation Party of Guinea-Bissau, said in a message that his party will always be a firm and close partner to the CPC and the Chinese people in their process of building a fairer and more prosperous society.
He said developing friendly cooperation with the CPC and the Chinese government will always be a high priority for the Social Renovation Party. He added that the party will always support and help maintain a great, unified and inseparable Chinese nation.
Ismail Alaoui, general secretary of the Party of Progress and Socialism of Morocco, said in his message that the current CPC congress will become a new milestone when the CPC is striving to build socialism with Chinese characteristics by implementing a policy of reform and opening up and combining the fundamental principles of socialism with China's realities and the features of the times.
Alaoui reiterated his party's commitment to further enhance its friendly relations with the CPC and promote cooperation between the two countries and the friendship between the two peoples.
In his message, Blade Nzimande, general secretary of the South African Communist Party, said his party eagerly awaits positive outcomes from the CPC congress, and wishes that the CPC will continue to apply in innovative manner scientific theories in resolving problems that crop up in its endeavor to build socialism with Chinese characteristics.
"We are certain that a whole chapter that stands on the side of revolutionary progress will derive important observations for its national scenarios," Nzimande said.
Jacopo Venier, international secretary of the Party of the Italian Communists, said the congress is of great significance as China is playing a more important role on the world stage.
The Chinese people have made marvelous progress in recent years and are making more achievements, Venier said, adding that the creative efforts China has made to change the political and economic structure of the world is of positive significance to those people who believe in world peace and justice.
Venier said the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a great event through which the world will gain a better understanding about China, is expected to be one of the most successful.
David Kirkitadze, general secretary of the United National Movement of Georgia, expressed the earnest hope that the CPC will accomplish the tasks the congress has set, saying that the friendship between the two parties will undoubtedly facilitate friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Stephen P. Pokawin, secretary general of the National Alliance Party of Papua New Guinea, said in his message that that his party and the CPC have worked together over the past five years to promote their mutual interests by way of fruitful exchanges and cooperation.
He said the National Alliance Party will continue to learn from the way the CPC conducts its affairs as a political party.
Pokawin said the convening of the CPC’s 17th National Congress demonstrates the functioning of the political progress that has enabled China to grow stronger and stronger in the face of enormous challenges brought about by both internal as well as external dynamics.
In his message, Muhiddin Kabiri, chairman of the Party of Islamic Revival of Tajikistan, said China has made great achievements under the leadership of the CPC, and that his party sincerely hopes that the CPC will continue to lead the Chinese people to make more glorious achievements.
Kabiri said his party has established friendly ties with the CPC since it was founded, and hopes the relations could be further deepened and consolidated.
Carlos Lupi, chairman of Brazil Democratic Worker's Party, said in his message that the resolutions passed at the CPC congress will produce far-reaching influence the world over.
Under the guidance of the new-elected CPC leadership, the Chinese people will embark on a broad road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, he said.
Aldo Rebelo, former president of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies and vice chairman of Communist Party of Brazil, said that a strong China is very crucial to constructing a fair, balanced and peaceful world.
Other leaders, parties and organizations sending congratulations include:
Togba-Nah Tipoteh, president of Liberia's Movement for Justice in Africa;
Ugo Intini, Italian Deputy Foreign Minister;
Natalia Vitrenko, chairman of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine;
Alexander Starinets, head of secretariat of the Socialist Party of Ukraine;
Vladimir Spasov, president of the Bulgarian Communist Party;
Alexander Paunov, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party;
Vojtech Filip, president of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia;
Jarbas Vasconcelos, senator of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party;
Jose Vega Antonio, secretary general of the Union for Peru party;
Nadine Heredia Alarcon, international relations secretary of the Nationalist Party of Peru;
Lourdes Flores Nano, president of the Popular Christian Party of Peru;
Enrique Estrada, international relations secretary of the Communist Party of Peru (Red Fatherland);
Ananias Maidana, president of the Paraguayan Communist Party, and Carids Luis Casabianca, the party's international relations secretary;
Pedro Fadul, president of the Dear Fatherland Party of Paraguay, and Sebastian Acha, the party's international secretary;
Raul Marin, chairman of the Socialist Communal Party of Paraguay, and Marilina Marichal, the party's international relations secretary;
Hamid Leza Talaghi, vice secretary general of the Islamic Coalition Party of Iran;
Sayeed Hosseni Anvari, chairman of the Islamic Movement Party of the People of Afghanistan;
Karim Pakradouni, president of the the Phalangist Party of Lebanon;
The Central Committee of the Palestinian People's Party;
Moon Sung-hyun, chairman of the Democratic Labor Party of the Republic of Korea;
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, former prime minister of Thailand;
Suzuki Tsuneo, member of the Liberal Democratic Party of the Japanese Diet's House of Representatives, and Higuchi Ryoichi, secretary-general of the Japanese delegation to the Japan-China Symposium on Asian Situation and Peace;
Takeshi Noda, president of the Japan-China Society, and Shiranishi Shinichiro, the society's secretary general;
Nagao Mitsuyki, president of the Japan-China Friendship Association;
Sen Nakata, chief director of The World, a public organization of Japan's New Komeito Party;
Kumizaka Shigeyuki, executive chairman of the Central Committee of the Head Office of Japan's Buraku Liberation League;
Utsunomiya Kyozo, director-general of Japan's Utsunomiya Tokuma Office;
Lee Sei-kee, president of the Korea-China Friendship Association of the Republic of Korea;
Vijay Jolly, president of Delhi Study Group and All India BJP Jt. Convenor Foreign Cell;
Kalev Kallo, chairman of the Estonian-China (Friendship) Group;
Miloslav Ransdorf, president of the Czech-China Association and deputy chairman of GUE/NGL (European United Left Group/Nordic Green Left in the European Parliament);
Banthoon Lamsam, chief executive officer of Thailand's Kasikornbank;
Khaled Haddad, general secretary of the Lebanese Communist Party.
(Xinhua News Agency October 21, 2007)