More countries congratulate newly elected Chinese leaders

2008-03-20 05:10:02 Xinhua English

BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- More foreign leaders have sent messages of congratulation to the Chinese leaders newly elected at the recently concluded First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) and the First Session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

The following foreign leaders have sent messages of congratulation to President Hu Jintao, who was reelected president of the country last Saturday:

Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan

Festus Mogae, president of Botswana

Tarja Halonen, president of Finland

Anerood Jugnauth, president of Mauritius

Mamadou Tandja, president of Niger

Umaru Yar'Adua, president of Nigeria

Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority

Pascal Couchepin, president of Switzerland

Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria

Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan

Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia

Navinchandra Ramgoolam, prime minister of Mauritius

Girija Prasad Koirala, prime minister of Nepal

Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission

Vojtech Filip, chairman of the Communist Party of Czech and Moravia

Kazuo Shii, leader of the Communist Party of Japan

The following foreign leaders have sent messages of congratulation to Wu Bangguo, who was reelected as chairman of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress last Saturday:

Tigran Torosyan, parliament speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia

Ntlhoi Motsamai, speaker of National Assembly of Lesotho

Bogdan Olteanu, president of Chamber of Deputies of Romania

The following foreign leaders have sent messages of congratulation to Wen Jiabao, who was reappointed Chinese premier last Sunday:

Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority.

Pascal Couchepin, president of Switzerland

Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan

Baldwin Spencer, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda

Nikola Spiric, cabinet chief of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia

Soro Kigbafori Guillaume, prime minister of Cote d'Ivoire

Matti Vanhanen, prime minister of Finland

Navinchandra Ramgoolam, prime minister of Mauritius

Girija Prasad Koirala, prime minister of Nepal

Comlan Mally, prime minister of Togo

Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission

The following foreign leader has sent messages of congratulation to Jia Qinglin, who was reelected chairman of the 11th National Committee of the CPPCC last Thursday:

Ebnezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes, speaker of Parliament of Ghana

The following foreign leaders have sent messages of congratulation to Xi Jinping, who was elected vice-president of China last Saturday:

Baldwin Spencer, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda

Lenin Moreno, vice president of Ecuador

Katsuya Okada, vice president of the Democratic Party of Japan.