Anthony Albanese reacts after winning Australia's 2022 federal election in Sydney, Australia, May 21, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)
BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Anthony Albanese on his assumption of office as prime minister of the federal government of Australia.
In his message, Li said the sound and stable development of China-Australia relations conforms to the fundamental interests and common aspirations of their people and is also conducive to peace, stability, development and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
In the 1970s, the Australian Labor Party made the correct choice in establishing diplomatic ties with China, making important contributions to the development of bilateral relations, Li added.
Noting that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Australia diplomatic ties, Li said the Chinese side is ready to work with the Australian side to review the past, look into the future, and uphold the principle of mutual respect and mutual benefit, so as to promote the sound and steady growth of their comprehensive strategic partnership.■