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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Organizes Trips for a Delegation of Arab Envoys for Exchanges and Research in Shanghai Municipality and Jiangsu Province

2020/12/11

From December 6 to 11, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs arranged trips for a delegation of Arab envoys for exchanges and research in Shanghai Municipality and Jiangsu Province. 19 Arab envoys, Chargé d'affaires a.i. and diplomats participated in the trips. Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Deng Li attended the main activities.

Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Li Qiang met with the delegation in Shanghai. The delegation visited the Memorial of the Central Committee after the Third National Congress, the exhibition of "Under the Guidance of National Strategies" which commemorates the 30th anniversary of Pudong's development and opening up, Shanghai Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., and attended the symposium at the China-Arab Research Center on Reform and Development. Li Qiang introduced Shanghai's concerted efforts in the pandemic prevention and control and economic and social development. He pointed out that China and Arab countries, which enjoy ever-lasting and far-reaching friendship, supported each other in fighting against the pandemic and lived up to the solemn promise of building a China-Arab community with a shared future with practical actions. As the largest economic hub and the window of China's reform and opening up, Shanghai is implementing President Xi Jinping's important instructions on the work of Shanghai to map out its development for the next 5 years or more, and to build a modern socialist international metropolis of global influence. Shanghai is ready to further leverage its advantages, expand space for cooperation, facilitate practical exchanges and cooperation in such fields as economy and trade, education, and people-to-people exchanges with Arab countries, contributing to the development of China-Arab relations within the framework of China-Arab strategic partnership.

In Jiangsu Province, Secretary of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee Lou Qinjian met with the delegation. The delegation visited Nanjing's Jiangbei New Area, and industrial institutions and National Health and Medical Big Data (Eastern) Center in this area. They also went to Yangzhou to visit Jiangdu Key Water Conservancy Project, ecological and cultural park in Sanwan area, Garden Tomb of Puhaddin, and Yangzhou Dual Museum (Yangzhou Chinese Block Printing Museum and Yangzhou Museum). Lou Qinjian shared Jiangsu's coordinated efforts in the pandemic prevention and control and economic and social development. He said that as friends of long-lasting amity, China and Arab countries helped each other after the COVID-19 outbreak. China-Arab strategic partnership became even closer through anti-pandemic cooperation. Jiangsu Province has close exchanges and interaction with Arab countries with fruitful outcomes. He hoped that under the China-Arab strategic partnership, both sides will increase friendly interaction, deepen practical cooperation, and make greater contributions to the development of bilateral relations.

Arab envoys applauded the remarkable achievements made by Shanghai Municipality and Jiangsu Province in the pandemic prevention and control and economic and social development, and congratulated the great achievements of development made at both places under the leadership of the CPC. Arab countries are ready to enhance mutual understanding with Shanghai Municipality and Jiangsu Province, enhance all-round practical cooperation, strengthen economic complementarity, and promote greater development of the China-Arab strategic partnership.

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