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China Signs Documents to Draw a Road-map for Future Ties with Arabs

Discussion in 'Arab Defence Forum' started by The SC, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. The SC


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    Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 - 07:30
    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir arrive for a news conference at a China Arab forum in Beijing, China, July 10, 2018. Reuters/Thomas Peter
    Beijing - Asharq Al-Awsat

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi commenced the joint conference with saying that China reached additional and new agreements with the Arab world related to developing bilateral ties – he also announced signing three documents: forum executive program 2018-2020, Arab-Chinese Executive Declaration for the Belt and Road Initiative and Beijing Declaration.

    Responding to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in a joint news conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Tuesday, the Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit of the Arab League and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia affirmed that the Arab states occupy a strategic location among three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe, which is significant for the success of Belt and Road Initiative launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    This came in the conclusion of the 8th ministerial meeting of China-Arab Cooperation Forum.

    Jubeir said that the wide areas in the Arab states and their containing of three water channels (Strait of Hormuz, Bab-el-Mandeb, Suez Canal) mean that the region is strategic for the success of Belt and Road Initiative.

    Jubeir said that one of the most important outcomes of the forum is lifting Sino-Arab ties to a strategic level, also the initiatives presented by the Chinese president were approved, given that they would reinforce bilateral ties.

    Aboul Gheit stated that the Belt and Road Initiative has a methodology and vision represented in the fact that China seeks via its economic power and intellect to build a huge launch of China through Asian territories reaching the Mediterranean Sea and on the way to Europe.

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