|Xi Jinping Sends Message of Condolence to New Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan over the Passing of President John Magufuli|
On March 23, 2021, President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to new Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan over the passing of the country's President John Magufuli. On behalf of the Chinese government and people as well as in his own name, Xi Jinping expressed deep condolences, and extended sincere sympathies to the Tanzanian government and people as well as President Magufuli's relatives.
Xi Jinping pointed out that President Magufuli was an outstanding leader of Tanzania, and had made positive contributions to promoting friendly cooperation between China and Tanzania and between China and Africa during his lifetime. His death is a huge loss to the Tanzanian people, and the Chinese people have also lost a good friend. China cherishes the profound traditional friendship between China and Tanzania, and is willing to work with the Tanzanian side to deepen the comprehensive cooperative partnership, so as to bring more benefits to both countries and their peoples.