“Xi Jinping conveys deep condolences and condolences in condolences”
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs highly praises “pioneer and builder of U.S.-China relations”
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a condolence note to express his condolences over the death of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the legendary diplomat who led the détente between the U.S. and China, who passed away on the 29th (local time).
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a regular briefing on the 30th, “President Xi sent a condolence message to U.S. President Joe Biden regarding the passing of Dr. Kissinger, expressing his condolences, and also conveyed his condolences to the family.”
Spokesperson Wang said, “Dr. Kissinger is a long-time friend of the Chinese people and a pioneer and builder of US-China relations. He has been interested in and supported the development of US-China relations.” “He made a historic contribution to normalizing relations,” he said.
He added, “The Chinese people will keep in mind the sincere feelings and important contributions Dr. Kissinger has made to U.S.-China relations.”
Spokesperson Wang also said, “During his lifetime, Dr. Kissinger highly valued the U.S.-China relationship and evaluated it as extremely important for the peace and prosperity of both countries and the world,” adding, “The U.S. and China owe Dr. Kissinger’s strategic insight, political courage, and diplomatic wisdom.” “We must succeed,” he emphasized.
He added, “We must build on the important common understanding (agreement) reached at the San Francisco Summit between the US and China leaders, adhere to ‘mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, and win-win cooperation’ and promote the sound, stable, and sustainable development of the US-China relationship.” did.
Spokesperson Wang said, “Premier Li Qiang sent condolences to former Secretary Kissinger’s family, and Wang Yi, a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Political Bureau and Foreign Minister, sent condolences to U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken.”
Former Secretary Kissinger passed away at the age of 100 at his home in Connecticut on the 29th (local time).
Former Secretary Kissinger had a tremendous influence on the foreign policy of the United States, the world’s most powerful country, from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s.
In particular, he laid the foundation for diplomatic relations between the United States and China by leading the successful summit meeting between then-U.S. President Nixon and Chinese President Mao Zedong in 1972.
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