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THE ARAB -- CHINA RELATIONSHIP [Copy link] 中文

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Good and fruitful relations have always existed between the Chinese and the Arabs for centuries.

It was only broken when the western imperialists and colonialists attacked these two great peoples.

Now is the time to examine this relationship and to protect it from those westerners with a "divide and conquer" agenda.
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Yang Jiechi Attends and Addresses the Third Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab Cooperation Forum in Bahrain

2008/05/22  

On May 21, 2008, the third ministerial meeting of China-Arab Cooperation Forum was held in the capital of Bahrain, Manama. Bahrain's Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Muhammad bin Mubarak bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and foreign ministers or representatives from 22 Arab countries, as well as Secretary General of the Arab League Amr Moussa attended the meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting, all participants paid a one-minute silent tribute to the victims of the Wenchuan earthquake. The delegation heads from Arab countries expressed sincere condolences to China over the quake and spoke highly of the Chinese government's relief measures, pledging their support to the Chinese government and people for the relief efforts.

In his keynote speech delivered at the opening ceremony, Yang expressed heartfelt thanks to Arab countries for their condolences and assistance in various ways after the earthquake. He made positive comments on the long-standing adherence of the Arab countries to the one-China policy and hailed their support of the Beijing Olympic Games in ensuring the successful torch relay in Muscat, Oman.

Yang said over the years, China and Arab countries have supported and coordinated with each other in international and regional affairs with increasing political trust and ever closer economic exchanges. The development of China-Arab relationship has set example for contemporary international relations and has also made important contributions to world peace and progress.

Yang said as the world is undergoing great changes and adjustments, China and the Arab world face similar challenges and opportunities. The common responsibility and goal link the fate of both sides more tightly. Yang urged both sides to work together to advance the new type of partnership and achieve peace and sustainable development. He proposed that both sides should try to become partners of equality and mutual trust to deepen political friendly relations, partners of mutual benefits to achieve common development, partners of mutual exchanges to promote prosperity and progress of mankind civilization and partners of coordination and cooperation to contribute to stability in the Middle East and to build a harmonious world.

Yang said the China-Arab Cooperation Forum has formed a framework that focuses on political, economic, trade and cultural cooperation, while taking cooperation in other fields into consideration. The forum has become an important platform for both sides to conduct group dialogue and an effective mechanism to advancing pragmatic cooperation. Both sides have made gratifying headway in implementing the outcome documents of the Beijing ministerial meeting with bilateral trade growing rapidly. Both sides have also held such activities as entrepreneurs', energy and friendship conferences, seminar on inter-civilization dialogue and press cooperation forum, and China has helped to train 1,500 personnel of management and technology for Arab countries. Yang called for both sides to further enhance activities of the forum, enrich its connotations and improve its mechanism. He proposed that the two sides should focus their cooperation on energy, investment, engineering project contract and human resource development and increase input in these areas. Both sides should gradually strengthen the forum's cooperative relations with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and international multilateral development organizations based on the pragmatic and flexible spirit, seek cooperation with the third party under the framework of the forum and encourage innovation.

The participating Arab ministers expressed satisfaction with bilateral relations between their countries and China and with Arab-China ties, holding that since its establishment, the China-Arab Cooperation Forum has greatly pushed forward Arab-China relations based on equality and mutual benefits. They spoke highly of China's achievements in economic and social development and appreciated China's support of the just cause of Arab people and its positive and constrictive role in other important international and regional affairs. They emphasized that to develop Arab-China relations is a strategic choice of their countries, pledging to deepen cooperation with China on bilateral occasions and within the forum. The Arab countries are ready to expand exchanges with China on trade, investment, finance, environmental protection, science and technology, culture, inter-civilization dialogue and human resources development to achieve common development and mutual benefits, the Arab ministers said. They also hoped that China will continue to exert important influence in the Middle East affairs to promote regional peace and stability. They also wished the Beijing Olympic Games a great success.

Following the meeting, Yang and Secretary General of the Arab League Amr Moussa signed a communiqué and a plan of action for 2008 to 2010.


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Li Zhaoxing: Strengthening Development of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum to Bring Benefits to Chinese and Arab People

2006/06/02  

On May 31, Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said at the second ministerial meeting of China-Arab Cooperation Forum that it is the common responsibility of both sides to well develop the Forum and bring benefits to both peoples.

In his speech, Li indicated that the Chinese government attaches great importance to development of China-Arab relations and the Forum, and would like to join hands with the Arab side to jointly push for the establishment of new-type China-Arab partnership. Li raised the following four-point proposal on the development of the Forum. First, pragmatic construction of the Forum should continue to be advanced. Second, the mechanism of the Forum should be improved. Second, people's participation should be expanded. Fourth, the complementary and promotion role of the Forum in developing bilateral ties between China and all Arab states should be given full play.

Rotating President of the Council of the Foreign Ministers of Member Countries of the League of Arab States (LAS) & Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed Hussain Al Shaali indicated at the meeting that Arab-China relationship is the most important one in foreign relations of Arab countries. The convening of this ministerial meeting is an important step towards the development of the Forum and will help strengthen China-Arab mutually beneficial cooperation in all areas and bring benefits to both peoples. LAS Secretary-General Amr Mahmoud Moussa said that both sides share broad common interest with wide space for cooperation and Arab states would like to make joint efforts with China to push for the establishment of new-type China-Arab partnership through the Forum and create a better further for bilateral relations.

The second ministerial meeting of China-Arab Cooperation Forum was opened in Beijing on May 31. The Ministers and Ministers' Representatives from 22 Arab countries attended this meeting.

Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, and Rotating President of the Council of the Foreign Ministers of Member Countries of the League of Arab States (LAS) & Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed Hussain Al Shaali co-chaired the meeting and delivered keynote speeches. Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Mohammed Al-Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Algeria Mohamed Bedjaoui, Foreign Minister of Bahrain Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania Ahmed Ould Sid'ahmed, Tunisian Ambassador to China Mohamed Sahbi Basly and Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Mahmoud Al-Zahar delivered speeches respectively.

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Originally posted by soapdodger at 2009-5-25 15:28
What's up Buddyboy?

Your last thread on Arab-China relations was deleted and you are straight back up in another thread with the same diatribe.

You just can't keep a good dog down, can you To ...


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I wonder if bloody and co realise the damage done to Chinese - Western relations with their rants here?

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