BEIJING - Leaders of many countries and international organizations expressed their deep condolences by phone, letter and other means to Chinese President Xi Jinping over the passing of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin.
Jiang was an outstanding leader of the Communist Party of China CPC and the country, who had made distinguished contributions to the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics, said General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.
The principles of long-term stability, future orientation, good-neighborly friendship and all round cooperation and the spirit of good friend, good comrade and good partner, jointly established by Jiang and Vietnamese leaders have chartered the course for the two parties and two countries to achieve important results, they said.
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They believe that the Chinese people will make new and greater achievements in building socialism with Chinese characteristics under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core.
Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that the late Chinese leader has played a significant role in enhancing China's international status, as well as acknowledging Jiang as an outstanding leader and far-sighted statesman.
Bhandari added that her country will always remember Jiang's contribution to fostering and consolidating the good-neighborly relations between Nepal and China.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom's Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud expressed their deep condolences and extended sincere sympathies to the bereaved family and the Chinese people after the passing of Jiang.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog said that the Israeli people will never forget Jiang's important contribution to the development of Israel-China relations, because of the late Chinese leader who laid a solid foundation for the vigorous development of China's economy.
The President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan said that Jiang successfully led China to achieve rapid economic growth and social transformation, and achieved remarkable achievements.
Ramkalawan said that Jiang had laid a good foundation for today's friendly and cooperative relations between Africa and China.
Jiang was full of foresight and wisdom, and made great contributions to China's rapid economic growth and remarkable improvement of its international status in the past decades, said Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
"Jiang was an outstanding Chinese leader," said Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, who said that the people of Solomon Islands join the Chinese people in mourning the passing of such a great leader.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Jiang's efforts to promote the development of Germany-China relations will never be forgotten during his tenure, and that his name will always be associated with China's economic take-off and accession to the World Trade Organization.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Jiang's contribution to China's development and reform and opening-up will always be remembered.
Those who expressed condolences over Jiang's passing to the bereaved family, the CPC, the Chinese government and the Chinese people also include:
Secretary General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, Rebeca Grynspan, said he was the secretary general of the UN Conference on Trade and Development.
President of the Economic Community of West African States Commission Omar Alieu Touray.