European Council President Donald Tusk has hailed the "clear and important" message conveyed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China(CPC).
Tusk made the remarks on Wednesday when he received the credentials presented by Ambassador Zhang Ming, the new head of the Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU).
The CPC Congress in October had conveyed the "clear and important message" message that China will maintain its stability and predictability for "quite a long time", Tusk said, stressing that it has a significant impact not only on China, but also on the world.
The EU attaches great importance to China and prioritises EU-China relations in the bloc's foreign policy, said Tusk.
He also said that he sets a premium on the good working and personal relations with Xi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
"I believe that the EU and China will cooperate in broader areas with brighter prospects," said Tusk.
Tusk was briefed by Zhang on the CPC Congress held from October 18-24 in Beijing.