China-Arab States Political Parties Dialogue Extraordinary Meeting is initiated in Beijing, June 22 (IDCPC)
On June 22, China-Arab States Political Parties Dialogue Extraordinary Meeting was initiated in Beijing, held by the International Department, Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC).
With the theme of jointly building a community with a shared future for China and Arab states in the new era, the three-day meeting, held through video link, attracted over 60 leaders of political parties from Arab states. And six leaders of Arab states including Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani, Egypt's Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal and Rachid Ghannouchi, head of Tunisia's Ennahda Movement attended the opening ceremony in written or video address.
The China-Arab States Political Parties Dialogue is an important platform for party-to-party exchanges and cooperation between China and Arab states. “Confronted with the new situation and new challenges in the wake of COVID-19, the CPC is willing to work side by side with political parties of Arab states to bring into better play the role of this platform through intensified strategic communication and sharing of governance experience against the backdrop of day-to-day epidemic prevention and control,” China’s President Xi Jinping said in his congratulatory letter to the meeting.
Xi’s remarks were echoed by participants from Arabian states. They expressed agreement with Xi's positive evaluation of the strategic partnership between China and Arab states, and highly appreciated the Chinese Party and government's adherence to putting people first in the fight against COVID-19 and actively promoting international cooperation on combating the pandemic.
The Arab participants thanked China for its consistent support for Arab countries in defending sovereignty and independence. They held that issues related to Hong Kong and Xinjiang are China's internal affairs, and opposed external forces' interference in China's internal affairs.
Both China and Arabian countries’ leaders expressed their willingness to work together to strengthen strategic communication and mutual learning, and work together to build a community with a shared future for Arab states and China in the new era.