|Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) attends the opening ceremony of the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2014. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)|
BEIJING, June 5 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday attended the opening ceremony of the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) held in Beijing.
Xi will deliver a keynote speech on the relations and cooperation between China and Arab states.
Xi also met with foreign leaders and representatives and took photo with them, before the opening ceremony.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the CASCF. The forum will mainly focus on the building of the Silk Road economic belt and the 21st century maritime Silk Road, and promoting the mutual development, according to Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming.
Around 200 guests from China and Arab states, including Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah will be present at the forum, Zhang said.