On the occasion of the 21st anniversary of Armenia’s independence, President Serzh Sargsyan received a congratulatory message from the President of the People’s Republic of China Hu Jintao
The message states:
“On behalf of the Government and people of China and on my own behalf allow me to convey my cordial congratulations and best wishes to You and in Your person to the friendly people of Armenia on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of Armenia’s independence.
As Armenia’s great friend and partner, the Chinese side is happy that today Armenia enjoys political and civic stability, the economy is developing and people’s standard of living is growing by day, international relations are developing incessantly, and you have achieved impressive results in the state building. As in the past, the Chinese side will respect Armenian people’s choice of development conditioned by the country’s peculiarities and cordially wishes the Armenian people recurring success in the country’s development.
In twenty years after the establishment of diplomatic relations, the Armenian-Chinese relations have been developing steadily. The sides maintain friendly relations, mutual trust in the political area is strengthening steadfastly and mutually beneficial cooperation in different areas continues to deepen, close relations and interaction on the regional and international issues are being upheld, our personal and mutual interests are protected. This year, we celebrate also the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, and great prospects intrinsic to our bilateral relations.
Together with Your Excellency, I am ready to make every effort to elevate the Armenian-Chinese relations to a new level for the benefit of our two countries and peoples.
I wish Your country prosperity and power, and happiness to the people.
I wish You good health and all the best.”