(QHA) -

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory telegram to Petro Poroshenko on his election as President of Ukraine.

The telegram said that China attaches great importance to developing relations with Ukraine, intends to contribute together with Ukraine to bilateral pragmatic cooperation in all areas on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit principles for the benefit of both countries and their peoples.

The telegram also contains a wish for peace, stability and prosperity of Ukraine.

According to diplomatic sources, at the inauguration ceremony of the President of Ukraine on June 7 Beijing will be represented by one of the ministers of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

About 20 Presidents and PMs have already confirmed their participation in the ceremony of Poroshenko’s inaguaration scheduled for June 7, Ukrainian MFA announced.

The Russian Embassy representative has been invited to the ceremony instead of the Russian President.

QHA