Arab League Chief Meets Chinese VP in Beijing

Cairo, MINA –  Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, who is in Beijing to attend ministerial meetings ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), met Monday with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.

In a statement issued in Cairo, Arab League spokesman Mahmoud Afifi said the two sides discussed means to boost Sino-Arab relations in the coming stage, based on the historical and long-established relationships between China and Arab countries. He added that the meeting also addressed the current international and Arab developments.

Afifi expressed the secretary general’s appreciation of China for its strong support for the Palestinian cause, and for the Chinese technical assistance to a number of Arab states, UNA reported.

The Arab world is looking forward to enhancing its relationship with China at the economic and political levels, Aboul-Gheit told Wang.

For his part, the Chinese vice president hailed the good relations between his country and the Arab world. He pointed out that China fully supports efforts exerted to achieve security and stability in the Arab world and to reach a comprehensive and just settlement to the Palestinian question.(R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA) 

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