On September 14, 2010, Chinese President Hu Jintao exchanged congratulatory messages with his Swiss counterpart, Doris Leuthard, to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
Hu said China and Switzerland established diplomatic ties 60 years ago, which is a milestone in history of bilateral relations. Hu said bilateral relations had made strides in the past six decades as a result of joint efforts of the two nations. China and Switzerland have no fundamental conflict of interests. Instead, the two countries have broad prospects for cooperation as the two economies are complementary, said Hu. It is always the policy of the Chinese government to develop sound and stable friendly cooperation with Switzerland on the basis of mutual respect, mutual benefit as well as non-interference of each other's domestic affairs, he said, adding it conforms to the fundamental interests and aspiration of the two peoples. China is willing to work with Switzerland to expand exchanges, promote bilateral friendship, enhance cooperation and push bilateral friendly cooperative relations to a higher level.
In her message, Leuthard said the Swiss government and people hope to further consolidate traditional friendship between the two nations and would like to make bilateral cooperation more fruitful in such sectors as politics, economy, finance, environment, technology, culture, and tourism.