China on Tuesday said it was glad that Senegal's presidential election went smoothly, and the country vowed to further ties with the west African nation.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular press briefing that China took note of relevant reports on the presidential election process.
"The two countries have witnessed good momentum in the sound and stable development of ties in recent years, sharing frequent friendly exchanges and fruitful and substantial cooperation in all fields," he said.
The spokesman added that China was ready to work with Senegal to continue to promote the friendly relationship of cooperation and benefit the two peoples.
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade admitted defeat in the presidential run-off held Sunday. According to preliminary results, former Prime Minister Macky Sall won 69 percent of votes against Wade, who took 30.84 percent. A total of 5,080,294 Senegalese nationals are registered as voters on the country's electoral lists.