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Xi says ready to jointly promote high-level development of China-Hungary relations

BUDAPEST, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday expressed his willingness to foster good working and friendly relations with Hungarian President Tamas Sulyok, increase exchanges and communication on issues of mutual interest and jointly promote the high-level development of bilateral relations.

Xi made the remarks during a meeting with Sulyok at Sandor Palace in Budapest.

The Chinese president expressed his joy at visiting the beautiful country of Hungary and getting to know Sulyok, and thanked his Hungarian counterpart for his gracious invitation and thoughtful arrangements.

Describing Sulyok as an experienced statesman and legal expert in Hungary, Xi praised Sulyok for his long-standing dedication to the development of China-Hungary friendship and his positive contribution to the development of bilateral relations.

Noting that Hungary is one of the first countries to recognize New China, Xi said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations, China and Hungary have always respected each other, treated each other on an equal footing. equality and sought mutual benefits.

Bilateral relations have stood the test of the changing international landscape and continued to develop in depth, evolving from a friendship across the continent to a friendly and cooperative partnership, and then to a comprehensive strategic partnership, said Mr. Xi.

China-Hungary relations are now at their best level in history, he said, adding that traditional friendship is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people and cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results.

Noting that this year marks the 75th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, Xi expressed willingness to work with Sulyok to advance traditional friendship, deepen political mutual trust, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation and guide China-Hungarian relations. towards higher levels.