Xi receives credentials of 14 new ambassadors

Xinhua, March 21, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday received credentials of 14 new ambassadors to China.

The ambassadors are Abdulrahaman A. Shimbo from Tanzania, Nebojsa Koharovic from Croatia, Getrude Kasuba Mwape from Zambia, Ali Murat Ersoy from Turkey, Sultan S. Almansouri from Qatar, Ashok Kumar Kantha from India, David Aptsiauri from Georgia, Lansina Boua Kone from Mali, Chandradath Singh from Trinidad and Tobago, Chelston Brathwaite from Barbados, Jean-Jacques de Dardel from Switzerland, Soegeng Rahardjo from Indonesia, Sela Molisa from Vanuatu, and Max Baucus from the United States.

Xi welcomed the new ambassadors to their posts and asked them to convey his sincere greetings and best wishes for the leaders and peoples of their countries.

The president spoke highly of China's bilateral relationship with them. He wished the new ambassadors well in China and called on them to contribute to China's mutual understanding and friendly cooperation with their countries.

The ambassadors conveyed greetings from their state leaders to Xi and vowed to make efforts to promote friendship and cooperation with China during their tenure.