Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Xi's election shows the Chinese people's trust and confidence in Xi's vision and wisdom shown in managing national and international affairs, and he believes that the Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing in September will achieve great success and push the partnership between Africa and China to a higher level.
The leadership of the CPC is the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics, he said, urging CPC members to shoulder the historic responsibility of leading the people in the great social revolution.
Xi said any actions or tricks to split China are certain to meet with the people's condemnation and the punishment of history.
"The Chinese people share a common belief that it is never allowed and it is absolutely impossible to separate any inch of our great country's territory from China," Xi added.
Li said China hopes Gambia will firmly uphold the one-China policy, and China will advance ties with Gambia on the basis of mutual respect and treating each other on an equal footing.