Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 7 At the invitation of King Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, President Xi Jinping will go to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from December 7 to 10 to attend the first China-Arab States Summit and China-Gulf Arab Countries Cooperation Committee summit and state visit to Saudi Arabia. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning briefed on the situation at a regular press conference on the 7th.
Mao Ning said that President Xi Jinping’s attendance at the first China-Arab Summit is China‘s largest and highest-level diplomatic action towards the Arab world since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and will become an epoch-making milestone in the history of China-Arab relations.
“Currently, the century-old situation is accelerating, the century-old epidemic has repeatedly delayed, and the world has entered a new period of turmoil and change. The holding of the first China-Arab Summit is a strategic choice for both sides to strengthen solidarity and cooperation under the current situation.” Mao Ning said.
Mao Ning said that China hopes to take the summit as an opportunity to jointly discuss the development of China-Arab relations, jointly draw a blueprint for future cooperation, and jointly create a bright future for China-Arab strategic partnership; Strategic consensus on international and international issues, and a strong voice to strengthen solidarity and coordination, firm mutual support, promote common development, and safeguard multilateralism; jointly implement global development initiatives, global security initiatives, and jointly build the “Belt and Road” with high quality. Inject positive energy into the peace and development of the world; make every effort to build a China-Arab community with a shared future facing the new era, plan the path direction and practical measures, drive the overall unity of developing countries, and contribute to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Mao Ning said that the GCC countries are China‘s important cooperative partners in the Middle East, and China has established relations with the GCC since its establishment. Over the past 41 years, China-Ghai relations have developed in a comprehensive, rapid and in-depth manner. Fruitful cooperation has been carried out in the fields of economy, trade, energy, finance, investment, high-tech, aerospace, language and culture, and it has been at the forefront of cooperation between China and countries in the Middle East.
“The first China-GCC summit will be the first time that leaders of China and the GCC countries will gather together to discuss China-GCC relations, which will have far-reaching significance for the development of China-GCC relations.” Mao Ning said that President Xi Jinping will join the participating countries Leaders exchanged in-depth views on China-Global relations and issues of common concern. It is believed that this summit will continue the tradition of China-Ghailand friendship, further enrich the strategic connotation of China-Ghailand relations, and push China-Ghailand relations to a new level.
Mao Ning said that Saudi Arabia is China‘s comprehensive strategic partner, and the two countries are natural cooperative partners with compatible development strategies, similar development concepts and complementary development advantages. In recent years, under the personal care and strategic guidance of the leaders of China and Saudi Arabia, the political mutual trust between China and Saudi Arabia has been continuously consolidated, development strategies have been deeply aligned, practical cooperation in various fields has achieved fruitful results, people-to-people and cultural exchanges have become increasingly close, and good coordination has been maintained in international and regional affairs. and fit.
Mao Ning said that President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Saudi Arabia this time is the first time that President Xi Jinping visited a country in the Middle East after the successful convening of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the second visit to Saudi Arabia after a lapse of six years. During the visit, President Xi Jinping will exchange in-depth views with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed and Prime Minister on China-Saudi Arabia bilateral relations and issues of common concern, so as to push China-Saudi Arabia comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level.