Senior officials from China and 22 Arab nations met here Tuesday, reviewing the achievements of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum over the past year and preparing for the fourth ministerial conference to be held next year.
Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zhai Jun said as a Sino-Arab collective dialogue and cooperation platform, Sino-Arab Cooperation Forum has played an active role in improving the friendly cooperation between the two sides.
The Chinese side is satisfied with the progress that the forum has made, Zhai said.
China and Arab countries are developing countries and are at an important stage of development, and have the same task of promoting peace, stability, and development, he said.
The Chinese side hopes to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Arab countries, share development experiences, and meet challenges together to promote the building of lasting peace, common prosperity and a harmonious world, he said.
The chairman of Arab delegations, Sudanese Ambassador to the Arab League Abdel-Moneim Mabrouk said Sino-Arab Cooperation Forum had enjoyed fruitful achievements and maintained a sound momentum in the past year.
He stressed that peace and sustainable development is the strategic choice of Arab countries, and they are willing to work with China to cope with challenges and create friendly and cooperative relations, he said.