President Isaias Afwerki and the Chinese leader, Mr. Xi Jinping, exchanged solidarity messages in connection with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Eritrea and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

In their respective messages, the two leaders said that the similarity of both countries in terms of societal values and historical background was a springboard to fostering diplomatic ties over the past 20 years. They also disclosed the readiness of both sides towards reinforcing bilateral ties.

Likewise, Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and his Chinese counterpart, Mr. Wang Yi, exchanged similar messages.

It is to be recalled that Eritrea and the PRC established diplomatic relations in 1993.