Belt & Road initiative at heart of Arab-Chinese cooperation

Belt & Road initiative at heart of Arab-Chinese cooperation

Relations between China and Arab countries have been fostered after the launch of the Belt and Road initiative paving the way for more Chinese investments in the region.

The remark was made by Chinese and Arab diplomats and officials attending the 8th Conference on Arab-Chinese Relations and Dialogue between Arab and Chinese Civilizations for the year 2019 in Rabat.

Speaking at the event, Morocco’s foreign minister Nasser Bourita expressed satisfaction at the cooperation model between China and Arab countries citing the unlocked potential in terms of cultural cooperation.

Bourita recalled the significance of the visit paid by King Mohammed VI to China in 2016 which added fresh impetus to the development of economic and commercial relations between the two countries, the minister noted.

For his part, China’s Special Envoy for Middle East affairs, Zhai Jun, said that the ties between China and Arab countries are a model to follow in strengthening cultural dialogue, which draws its strength from the deep history of bilateral relations.

In this regard, Jun underlined the need to support dialogue between the Arab World and China and to join efforts in several areas, including the fight against terrorism and the strengthening of transfers of expertise in governance and administrative management.

The Chinese official assured that the “Belt and Road” initiative will consolidate and develop bilateral relations.

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a global development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 involving infrastructure development and investments in 152 countries and international organizations

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