At the fourth Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao spoke for a strategic cooperation relationship with Arab countries featuring “comprehensive cooperation and joint development.”
“Facing the profound changes in the structure of international society, both China and Arab countries have gained consensus, increased common interests, and strengthened mutual needs. A comprehensive improvement in China-Arab relations is consistent with the fundamental interests of both peoples and also conducive to world peace and development. China is willing to greatly strengthen its strategic collaboration with Arab countries, comprehensively expand trade and economic cooperation, and actively carry out cultural exchanges to push forward China-Arab relations.
Foreign ministers and officials from China and 22 Arab states attended the two-day meeting on Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14, in north China’s port city of Tianjin.
Source: People’s Daily, May 13, 2010