Xi Jinping congratulates North Macedonia’s first female president, pledges stronger bilateral ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, North Macedonia’s first female president, and pledged to strengthen bilateral relations.

In a significant diplomatic gesture, Chinese President Xi Jinping extended warm congratulations to Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova on her historic election as North Macedonia’s first female president. President Xi expressed his commitment to fostering deeper bilateral relations between China and North Macedonia, emphasizing the potential for enhanced cooperation and mutual development.

As the first woman to hold the presidential office, Siljanovska-Davkova represents a new era of leadership for her country. Xi praised her dedication and expressed optimism about the future of China-North Macedonia relations under her leadership. Xi Jinping highlighted the long-standing friendship between the two nations, noting that China and North Macedonia have enjoyed fruitful cooperation in various sectors, including trade, culture, and infrastructure. He emphasized that China views North Macedonia as an important partner in the Balkans and expressed his desire to build on the strong foundation of their relationship.

The Chinese president outlined several key areas for potential collaboration. One major focus is economic cooperation, where both countries can benefit from increased trade and investment. Xi Jinping mentioned the Belt and Road Initiative as a significant opportunity for North Macedonia to enhance its infrastructure and connectivity, fostering greater economic growth. Cultural exchange was another important aspect of Xi’s message. He stressed the value of people-to-people connections and the role of cultural diplomacy in strengthening bilateral ties.

In addition to economic and cultural cooperation, Xi Jinping also addressed the importance of political dialogue and mutual support in international forums. He expressed China’s readiness to work closely with North Macedonia on global and regional issues, advocating for peace, stability, and development. President Siljanovska-Davkova’s commitment to advancing her country’s interests aligns well with Xi Jinping’s vision for stronger bilateral relations.