Didier Reynders congratulates new leaders of China

date: 18 March 2013

Following the twelfth National People’s Congress, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulates the new leaders of China, President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang.

Both President Xi and Premier Li have visited Belgium during their mandates as Vice President and Vice Premier respectively. Minister Reynders fully expects good cooperation to continue with the new leaders of China.

Didier Reynders also hails his new Chinese counterpart, Mr Wang Yi, recently appointed as Foreign Minister. The Minister would like to stimulate further cooperation between Belgium and China through more meetings with his Chinese colleague.

Didier Reynders hopes to meet with his counterpart soon and wishes him every success. He also thanks the outgoing Foreign Minister, Yang Jiechi, with whom he maintained good contacts.