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Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Bahamas' Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service Frederick A. Mitchell on Monday exchanged congratulatory messages on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

In his message, Wang said the Bahamas is an important cooperative partner of China in the Caribbean region.

Under the care and guidance of leaders of the two countries, China-Bahamas relations have witnessed steady development since the establishment of the diplomatic ties 25 years ago, with fruitful cooperation conducted in various fields, Wang said.

The two sides have also maintained sound communication and cooperation in international and regional affairs, he added.

In the face of COVID-19, China and the Bahamas have helped each other and worked together to fight the pandemic, ushering in a new chapter of the China-Bahamas friendship, said Wang.

Wang said that China attaches great importance to China-Bahamas relations and stands ready to work with the Bahamas to take the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties as an opportunity to further strengthen political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, improve the well-being of the two peoples and lift China-Bahamas relations to a higher level.

Mitchell, for his part, said that the Bahamas attaches great importance to its relations with China. Since the establishment of the two countries' diplomatic ties, bilateral relations have been deepened continuously and pragmatic cooperation has achieved fruitful results, he added.

The recent Foreign Ministers' Meeting Among China and the Caribbean Countries Having Diplomatic Relations with China has been fruitful, which has further strengthened the determination of both sides to work together to realize the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Mitchell said.

He added that the Bahamas is ready to, on the basis of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties, push forward the sustained and steady development of bilateral relations to continuously benefit the people of the two countries.