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Wang Yi Meets with Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Ahmed Aboul Gheit

2021/07/19

On July 18, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS) in El Alamein.

Wang Yi said, Arab states have created splendid civilizations in history. China sincerely hopes that Arab states will continue to create new glories in the future. China supports Arab states in pursuing a path of unity and self-improvement and taking their destiny into their own hands, and supports the LAS in playing a bigger role in promoting regional peace and stability as well as political settlement of hotspot issues.

Wang Yi said, in recent years, China and Arab States have taken the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum as a platform to push forward China-Arab relations. The two sides reached the consensus of "jointly building a China-Arab community with a shared future in the new era" and agreed to hold the first China-Arab Summit to inject strong impetus into the development of China-Arab strategic partnership. China is ready to work with Arab states to actively implement the outcomes of the ninth Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum and jointly build a China-Arab community with a shared future.

Gheit congratulated on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and spoke highly of the historic achievements made by the Chinese people under the leadership of the CPC. Gheit said that the Arab-China relations are very strong, and the LAS hopes to further strengthen bilateral relations with China. He thanks China for providing anti-pandemic materials to the LAS. The LAS appreciates China's just position on regional issues, supports China's initiatives on regional situation and hotspot issues and stands ready to keep close communication with China to ensure the success of the first Arab-China Summit.

The two sides also exchanged in-depth views on international and regional issues of common concern.

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