NEW ERA OF CHINA-GCC RELATIONS
QATAR TODAY > JUNE 2016 > 11
Chinese President Xi Jinping has confirmed that his country would be fully prepared to exert joint efforts with Arab states to build the new economic belt and silk road with firm steps according to the consultation, partnership and sharing between the two sides to open wider and more comprehensive horizons for the Sino-Arab relations of strategic cooperation. The Chinese president explained in the speech, read on his behalf by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the opening session of the 7th China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Doha, that the Sino-Arab partnership initiative found a positive response from Arab states, confirming that he sensed enthusiasm from the Arab side for participation in building the belt and the road.
During the forum China held an exhibition to introduce products tied to high-speed railways, navigation systems and nuclear power. Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasized that railways and ports are key elements in ChinaArab relations. Meanwhile, China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation signed a memorandum with the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting to cooperate in the railway transportation sector, and develop the railway market in the Gulf and Arab states.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives to attend a ministerial meeting of the 7th China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Doha.