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Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong Has a Telephone Conversation with Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS) Khaled Al-Habbas

2020/06/04

On June 4, 2020, Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong had a telephone conversation with Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS) Khaled Al-Habbas, exchanging views on China-Arab States relations and bilateral cooperation in COVID-19 response.

Chen Xiaodong said, since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, China and the Arab States have rendered support to each other. The LAS has offered strong solidarity and support to the Chinese side in China’s trying moment in fighting the pandemic. The Chinese side has also provided assistance and support within its capacity to the Arab States’ pandemic containment. The traditional friendship and strategic partnership between China and Arab States has been further deepened through bilateral cooperation in fighting the virus. The Chinese side will continue to uphold the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, enhance China-Arab States anti-pandemic cooperation and exchanges of experience in this regard, and work together to win a final victory against COVID-19 pandemic. Chen Xiaodong expressed China’s readiness to strengthen cooperation with the Arab side, and continue to promote cooperation in various fields under the framework of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), in a bid to elevate China-Arab States strategic partnership to higher levels.

Khaled Al-Habbas expressed, Arab States-China joint response to the pandemic has showcased the strength of solidarity and cooperation. The Arab side thanked the Chinese side for offering assistance and technical support to the Arab States and the LAS Secretariat in pandemic prevention and control. Currently, the Arab States are facing threat of the pandemic. Both sides share common interests in a wide range of areas as fighting the virus through solidarity and deepening cooperation. Attaching great importance to Arab States-China relations, the Arab side is prepared to intensify coordination with the Chinese side, and continue to beef up the building of the CASCF, so as to elevate Arab States-China friendly cooperation to new highs.

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