Xi Jinping Congratulates the Opening of China-Denmark Tourism Year in Writing
The China-Denmark Tourism Year 2017 was officially unveiled on February 24 in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his congratulatory message to the opening ceremony.
“I would like to, on behalf of the Chinese government and Chinese people, and in my own name, extend warmest congratulations to the launch of the China-Denmark Tourism Year and sincere gratitude towards those who have long contributed to the bilateral relations and people-to-people exchange between China and Denmark.”
Xi also stressed the long-standing friendship between the two countries despite the great distance. “China is mentioned in many works of the great Danish fairy tale writer Andersen, showing Danish people’s interest in and curiosity about China. Likewise, the Chinese people also find the fairy-tale land fascinating.”
Xi hoped that the tourism year program would help enhance the friendship between the two countries, deepen cultural and people-to-people exchange and bring new life into their comprehensive strategic partnership.