Friday, May 13, 2016

Emir: China key partner of Arab world

The Peninsula Qatar Daily News Paper - May 13, 2016

DOHA: Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said yesterday the Arab world considers China a strategic partner and deep-rooted relations between both sides date back to centuries.  The Emir said in a speech at the opening of the seventh session of the Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab Cooperation Forum that China-Arab cooperation has achieved sustained growth and fruitful results in political, economic, security and energy sectors, thanks to the keenness of both sides to enhance and broaden cooperation for the good of their people.  Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani read out the Emir’s speech at the event at the Doha Sheraton.  The Emir said the Arab world has attached great importance to relations with China, matching its international rank, economic weight and efficient political role in the international arena.  He said the forum is the best evidence of the keenness shown by both sides to support these relations.  The Emir hoped that the forum would develop effective mechanisms to speed up Arab-Chinese cooperation, overcome obstacles, enhance the role of the public and private sectors in the Arab world and China and encourage them to build economic and investment partnerships based on sound and solid foundations, taking into account common interests.


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