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Second Sino-Gulf Cooperation Council Strategic Dialogue

At the second Sino-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) strategic dialogue in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on May 2, China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE, the current rotating GCC president; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nizar Madani of Saudi Arabia, the next rotating GCC president; and GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait Mohammad Sabah Al-Salim Al Sabah and Foreign Minister of Bahrain Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa also attended the meeting. 

Both sides look forward to bolstering ties in trade and the economy. Yang said, “In the next stage, both sides should continue to enhance mutual understanding, deepen political trust, and continue mutual support on major issues of concern regarding each other’s core interests.” Yang also expressed support for GCC countries’ “efforts to maintain regional peace and stability.”

Source: Xinhua, May 2, 2011