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China Holds a Webinar with the League of Arab States (LAS) on China's Advanced Experience in Responding to the COVID-19's Impact on Economy

2020/09/24

On September 23, 2020, China and the League of Arab States (LAS) held a webinar on China's advanced experience in responding to the COVID-19's impact on economy. Attendees included Li Chengwen, Ambassador for China-Arab States Cooperation Forum Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ruan Zongze, Vice President of China Institute of International Studies; Sun Liangying, Assistant Research Fellow of the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and other Chinese experts; as well as Liao Liqiang, Chinese Ambassador to Egypt and China's Representative to the League of Arab States; Kamal Hassan Ali, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States; the directors of relevant departments of the Secretariat; and representatives of the Arab Labor Organization, Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, Arab Federation for Digital Economy, the Division on Investment and Enterprise of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and other institutions. They also gave speeches at the seminar.

The Chinese side expressed, China and the League of Arab States have successfully held the 9th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in July, and issued the China-Arab states joint statement on solidarity against COVID-19. After the meeting, both sides have actively implemented the results of the meeting. The Chinese side has given anti-pandemic assistance to many Arab countries, and carried out cooperation on vaccine research and development with the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco and other countries. This meeting is an important measure for the two sides to implement the results of the 9th ministerial meeting. The Chinese side is willing to actively share the useful experience and practices in promoting the resumption of work and production under the pandemic situation, and take practical actions to jointly build a China-Arab community with a shared future.

The Chinese experts introduced in detail China's experience in coordinating and advancing pandemic prevention and control as well as economic and social development, and specific measures taken to promote the resumption of production and life and economic growth. They also answered questions from the LAS side.

In their speeches, the representatives of the LAS side thanked the Chinese side for attending the seminar. They stressed, this is an important action to implement the results of the 9th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, and called the introduction of the Chinese experts professional, insightful, informative and practical. The LAS side appreciates that the Chinese government and all sectors of the Chinese society have actively carried out cooperation in combating the pandemic and resuming work and production with the LAS side, and hopes to continue to learn relevant advanced experience and contribute to the economic recovery of the region and the world.

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