Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum to be held on July 10


BEIJING, June 14 (APP):The 8th Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum will be held here on July 10 for comprehensive and in-depth discussions on further consolidating friendship between China and Arab states, a Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson said on Thursday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, foreign ministers or representatives from the Arab states and Secretary-General of the League of Arab States will attend the meeting, Geng Shuang said during his regular briefing held here.
He said at the meeting, the relevant parties would also have discussions on advancing the Belt and Road Initiative, jointly building a new type of international relations and forging a community with a shared future for mankind, enhancing the mechanism building of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum and other international and regional issues of common interest.
The spokesperson said over the past two years, the institutional activities under the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum had been advanced smoothly.
The Senior Officials’ Meeting, the Strategic and Political Dialogue at the Senior Officials’ Level, the Seminar on China-Arab Relations and China-Arab Civilization Dialogue, the China-Arab Energy Cooperation Conference and the China-Arab Friendship Conference were held successfully, he added.
Geng Shuang said the cooperation consensuses under the framework of the forum had been implemented. “We have established the China-Arab Research Center on Reform and Development, launched the Joint Training Program for Chinese-Arabic Translators and held the China-Arab States Beidou Cooperation Forum, Anti-extremism Roundtable and the China-Arab Forum for Development and Reform.”
He said the cooperation of the forum had been extended to cover such areas as post-war reconstruction, talents training, women exchanges and high-tech cooperation in more dimensions.
“At the upcoming ministerial meeting, we are willing to further strengthen communication and coordination with the Arab states, jointly champion mutual respect, fairness and justice and win-win cooperation and continue to play a positive role in upholding and promoting regional peace, stability and development, “ he added.
The spokesperson said, “As far as I know, our two sides are stepping up consultations on relevant cooperation documents. We stand ready to enhance cooperation on production capacity, post-war reconstruction, humanitarian development and cultural and people-to-people exchanges with the Arab states under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and better support their efforts for national transformation and economic diversification.”