(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Governor Terry E. Branstand issued a statement on Thursday congratulating Xi Jinping on becoming China’s new president.
According to Branstad, President Xi first visited Iowa in 1985.
“Iowa is fortunate to have a strong, friendly relationship with China’s new president,” said Branstad. “When he was in Iowa last year, Xi Jinping told me he still remembers the families he stayed with in Iowa, and how much he appreciated the friendliness and hospitality that was shown to his entire delegation during their trip to Iowa. He has made a very good impression with the people he has met here in this state, both in 1985 during his initial visit, as well as his visit to our state for the reunion last year.”
“I look forward to visiting President Xi very soon, and continuing our great relationship,” Branstad concluded.
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