BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has sent a congratulatory message to Mia Mottley on her reelection as the Barbadian prime minister.
In a message dated on Wednesday, Li said Barbados is an important country in the Caribbean region and China's important cooperative partner in the region.
In recent years, thanks to the joint efforts by both sides, the China-Barbados mutual political trust has been strengthened, pragmatic cooperation has yielded fruitful results, and bilateral friendship has been deeply rooted in the hearts of their people, Li said.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, China and Barbados have worked together to fight the pandemic and overcome difficulties, jointly safeguarding people's lives and health, he added.
China attaches great importance to the development of relations with Barbados, said the Chinese premier, expressing readiness to work with Mottley to take the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries this year as an opportunity to promote China-Barbados friendly cooperation to new levels and bring benefits to the two countries and peoples.