Selin ATAY-TDO- China proposed "cooperation and joint promotion" to Arab nations for its global infrastructure development strategy, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed a letter to the fifth China-Arab States Expo. In the letter he said that “China and Arab states have in recent years continued to strengthen strategic coordination and synergy of actions, and the joint construction of the Belt and Road has achieved fruitful results.”
Chinese President stated that Beijing is “willing to jointly promote high-quality BRI cooperation with Arab states.” According to Xi, the traditional friendship between the peoples of China and Arab states “has become stronger over time.”
Pointing out the cooperation between China and Arab countries in effort to combat COVID-19 pandemic, Xi said this cooperation displays “an example of helping each other and overcoming difficulties together.”
“China is ready to work with Arab states to seek cooperation and development, promote peaceful development, achieve mutual benefit and win-win results, jointly build the Belt and Road with high quality, elevate China-Arab strategic partnership to a higher level, and jointly build a China-Arab community with a shared future for the new era,” Xi Jinping stated.