President Hu Jintao on Thursday sent a message of
congratulations to South Korea's President-elect Lee Myung-Bak for
his election victory.
In his message, Hu offered his warm congratulations to Lee on
his election as the 17th President of South Korea and expressed his
good wishes to him.
Thanks to the joint efforts of both countries, China-South
Korean relations have witnessed overall and in-depth development
and scored rich achievements since the establishment of diplomatic
ties 15 years ago, Hu said.
The development of bilateral ties has brought the two peoples
tangible benefits and positively contributed to regional and
international peace and development, Hu said.
China and South Korea are two important neighboring nations, Hu
The Chinese government has always attached great importance to
bilateral relations, and has always given the relationship with
South Korea an important place in China's foreign relations, Hu
Hu expressed his will to work with Lee to enhance good
neighborly and friendly relations between the two countries, expand
bilateral cooperation of mutual benefit and strengthen coordination
and cooperation on regional and international affairs, so as to
upgrade the all-round partnership of cooperation to a higher level
and bring more benefits to both peoples and countries.
(Xinhua News Agency December 21, 2007)