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Xi extends condolences over passing of Chile's ex-president Pinera

Source: Xinhua Updated: 2024-02-08

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a message of condolences to Chilean President Gabriel Boric over the passing of former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

On behalf of the Chinese government and people, Xi extended deep condolences and expressed sincere sympathies to the Chilean people and Pinera's family.

In his message, Xi pointed out that Mr. Pinera was an outstanding politician of Chile and had devoted himself to the development of China-Chile relations and the mutually beneficial and friendly cooperation, actively contributing to the friendship of the two countries.

The Chinese people have lost an old friend, a good friend after Pinera's passing, Xi said.

"I highly regard the development of China-Chile relations, and stand ready to work with President Boric to continue to promote the ongoing consolidation and development of the China-Chile comprehensive strategic partnership," Xi said.