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Arab-Chinese cooperation based on common interests and long history: FM

The Arab-Chinese cooperation is based on common interests and a long history, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani has said.
“The prosperity and security of the Arab world and China requires redoubling cooperation and joint action through strengthening institutions and joint projects to serve the issues of our people and achieve regional and global peace,” the FM said during the ninth session of the Arab-Chinese Forum, which was launched on Monday through video conferencing technology.
The FM made it clear that the transformations and challenges that the world is witnessing “require us to work towards rearranging international relations according to a vision based on cooperation, solidarity and coexistence between all people, because peace is the path to the future of the world and its stability and achieving the desired development.”
Sheikh Mohammed affirmed that the Palestinian issue remains at the top of the list of the common agenda of the Arab world and China.
He valued the efforts of China to champion the cause of the Palestinian people and their legitimate rights to obtain their freedom and end the Israeli occupation of their lands, which necessitates the international community to fulfil its responsibilities in achieving a just solution to the basic issue in the region in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions, the principle of a two-state solution, and the Arab Peace Initiative.
“The stumbling in the peace process in the region is the result of Israel’s continued disregard of all international covenants and norms and its insistence in flagrant practices and violations that contravene the provisions of international law, international legitimacy resolutions and the references of the peace process, which will eventually lead to a crackdown in the credibility of the international community and its institutions,” he noted.
On Syrian issues, the FM stressed that the political solution is the only way out of the protracted Syrian crisis, with all its humanitarian and economic consequences that exceeded the borders of Syria.
He stressed that the international community must make sufficient efforts to deal with the Syrian disaster and its various complications to find a comprehensive political solution to end the suffering of the Syrians, preserve the unity, integrity and sovereignty of the Syrian territories, and according to the democratic path sought by the brotherly Syrian people.
On Libya, he said Libya is facing many challenges.
“We must renew our commitment to support the Libyan state and its people to reach the desired stability, and encourage political dialogue between its parties to fulfil the aspirations of the Libyan people.”
On the Yemeni crisis, he said, “We are all concerned about the continuing political blockade to resolve this crisis that led to many killings and destruction of Yemeni cultural heritage. It requires us to cooperate in order to put an end to this crisis and preserve Yemen’s unity and sovereignty. Our move will be based on the outcomes of the Yemeni national dialogue, the Gulf initiative and Security Council Resolution 2216.”
The FM said this forum is a testament to the common will of Arab countries and China to establish a successful model for cooperation.
“We look forward to a strong impetus to accelerate the pace of sustainable development at the national level through complementary work that accompanies the efforts to advance the human element, build capacity, transfer expertise, technology and capital, increase the volume of trade exchanges, and create economic investment opportunities without neglecting the cultural aspect,” he added.
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