BEIJING — The Chinese government issued on Jan 13 a policy paper to review and summarize the development of China-Arab ties.
China’s Arab Policy Paper stipulates the guiding principle for developing China-Arab relations, offers the blueprint for China-Arab mutually beneficial cooperation, and reiterates the political will of commitment to peace and stability in the Middle East, in order to promote China-Arab relations to a new and higher level.
The paper consists of five parts: deepen China-Arab strategic cooperative relations of comprehensive cooperation and common development; China’s Arab policy; strengthen China-Arab cooperation in an all-around manner; China-Arab States Cooperation Forum and its follow-up actions; relations between China and Arab regional organizations.
According to the paper, China will carry forward China-Arab traditional friendship, enrich and deepen all-round, multi-layer and wide-ranging cooperation, promote sustainable and sound development of strategic cooperative relations featuring all-round cooperation and common development, and safeguard peace, stability and development of the region and the world at large.
The paper said that Arab states are China’s important partners in following the peaceful development path, strengthening unity and cooperation among developing countries and establishing a new type of international relations with win-win cooperation at its core.
China has always approached the China-Arab relations from a strategic height. It is China’s long-held diplomatic principle to consolidate and deepen China-Arab traditional friendship.
Political cooperation, investment and trade cooperation, social development, culture and people-to-people exchanges, cooperation in the field of peace and security feature the China-Arab cooperation in an all-around manner, said the paper, the first of its kind issued by the Chinese government.