Skip to content

The Eighth Sino-Arab Cooperation Forum Held from May 22 to May 24

From May 22 to May 24, 2011, senior official representatives from China and Arab countries attended the Eighth Sino-Arab Cooperation Forum. Assistant Foreign Minister Saif Muqqadam al Buainain, the Chairman of the Arab side of the meeting, “highly commended” all elements of the Arab-Chinese partnership. He said, “The Forum has become a milestone in the advancement of Arab-Chinese relations, as it provides an appropriate framework and designs effective mechanisms for dialogue and collective action, based on a solid foundation of equality and mutual benefits and interests.” 

So far, the Sino-Arab Cooperation Forum, established in January 2004, has held four ministerial conferences and seven senior official level conferences. It has 11 cooperation mechanisms which cover political, economic, cultural, and other fields.

Source: Xinhua, May 23, 2011