Wang Yi stresses consensus on unity, cooperation of his Middle East tour

China has agreed with Syria, Egypt and Algeria to strengthen strategic communication and coordination to promote bilateral relations, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday. 

The consensus was reached to make greater contributions in building a China-Arab community with a shared future, he said during an interview with Chinese media after his Syria-Egypt-Algeria visits. 

Deepening cooperation within BRI framework 

Noting jointly building Belt and Road serves the fundamental interests of China and Arab states, the two sides agreed to continue to deepen cooperation in infrastructure, industrial parks, energy, transportation, information and communications, aviation and aerospace, and personnel training, according to Wang. 

During his visits to the Middle East countries, an agreement on establishing the Sino-Egyptian Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee was signed, a joint statement of China and the Arab League (AL) was issued. China and Algeria agreed to conduct consultations on signing a new five-year plan for comprehensive strategic cooperation and an implementation plan for jointly building the Belt and Road. 

Effort needed to ensure peace and stability in the Middle East 

The countries agreed that it is imperative to ensure peace and stability in the Middle East, Wang said, adding that the international community, major countries in particular, should play a constructive role during the process. 

During his visits, China made several proposals to address the Syria issue and implement the "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The other three countries spoke highly of China's proposals and hoped China to play a bigger role in Middle East affairs. 

Enhancing cooperation among developing countries 

The four countries agreed to firmly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries and opposed hegemonism and bullying behaviors, according to Wang. 

They also agreed to make a joint effort in increasing the voice of developing countries in international governance. 

During the interview, Wang also mentioned the vaccine cooperation with the Arab states and other matters of great concern relating to the Syria issue and Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

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