Chinese Government's Special Envoy & Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Ming Meets with GCC Secretary General Abdullatif al-Zayani
(Source: Chinese Embassy in Saudi Arabia)
On March 11, 2012, Chinese government's special envoy & Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Ming met with GCC Secretary General Abdullatif al-Zayani in Riyadh. Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Li Chengwen attended the meeting.
Zhang reaffirmed China's six-point statement for the political solution to the Syrian issue, stressing that China and GCC nations share important consensus on this issue and have all appealed for an immediate end to violence, effective protection of civilians, implementation of humanitarian relief as well as respect for Syria's independence, sovereignty, unification and territory integrity. Noting that China has attached great importance to the significant role that the GCC has played in regional affairs, Zhang said his country is willing to strengthen communication and work hard together with GCC nations for a fair, peaceful and proper solution to the Syrian issue.
Al-Zayani thanked for Zhang's introduction, saying that Arab countries take China as a sincere friend and both sides have similar principled positions on Syria. He expressed the hope that China and GCC nations would work together for an early political settlement of the Syrian crisis.