Chinese President Xi Jinping Concludes Serbia Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day state visit to Serbia on Sunday afternoon, 19 June, and left for Poland, the second leg of his current three-nation Eurasia tour

Chinese President Xi Jinping Concludes Serbia Visit

The just-concluded visit was the first by a Chinese head of state to Serbia in 32 years.

During the visit, President Xi Jinping and his Serbian counterpart, Tomislav Nikolić, inked a joint statement to upgrade their two countries’ relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership, injecting fresh vigour into the China-Serbia traditional friendship and bringing more tangible benefits to the two peoples.

On Saturday, the two heads of state witnessed the signing of a series of cooperation deals covering industrial capacity, finance, infrastructure, trade, energy, telecommunications, science, technology, local affairs, culture and tourism.

Also on Saturday, Xi held separate meetings with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and Parliament Speaker Maja Gojković to discuss the promotion of bilateral ties in various fields.

Upon arrival in Belgrade on Friday afternoon, the Chinese president and his wife, Peng Liyuan, paid homage to three Chinese journalists killed in the NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on May 7, 1999.