President Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday received Chinese Ambassador Li Manchang, who handed him letters from Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM Li Keqiang.

The ambassador conveyed to Vucic greetings from the president and the PM, noting that Xi had highlighted the exceptional and “timeless and friendly” relations between Serbia and China.

Manchang also conveyed the gratitude of the Chinese leaders for Vucic’s congratulations and greetings sent before the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

“The words of President Xi are music to our ears, and they mean a lot to us – we are endlessly thankful to him for characterizing China’s relations with Serbia in such a way,” Vucic, who recently spoke positively about China’s political model, replied, and offered his congratulations on the decisions adopted during the Congress, which, he said, was a turning point for the future of China and the world.