Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chinese FM: Qatar a key partner to promote 'Belt and Road' initiative  05-12-2016

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has welcomed Qatar as a key partner to promote the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. He made the remarks in Doha while meeting with Qatar’s head of state, Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.

Qatar's head of state, Emir H H Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani (R) meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Doha, Qatar, May 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Meng Tao)
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Wednesday met at his Emiri Diwan office with Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi, and the delegation accompanying him, on the occasion of their visit to the country to participate in the seventh session of the ministerial meeting of the Arab-Chinese Cooperation Forum, which will be held tomorrow.  During the talks, Wang said the “Belt and Road” initiative shares common cooperative opportunities with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, a roadmap for future development launched by the Qatari government in 2008. The Qatari emir said his country appreciates China’s cooperation, and pledged to support China on sovereignty-related issues.  The Qatari leader added that he hopes Qatar can cooperate with China in many fields and pledged to play an active part in the Belt and Road initiative.  Wang also met separately with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Al-Thani.

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