China hails close cooperation with Arab states ahead of summit

China has celebrated its close and comprehensive cooperation with Arab states in the run-up to the first summit between the two sides.

In a report on China-Arab cooperation in the new era released on Thursday, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reviewed the country's time-honored friendship with Arab states, detailed what has been achieved in their economic and trade ties and people-to-people exchanges, and highlighted the two sides' mutual support on issues concerning their own core interests and shared position on hot-spot regional and international issues.

The 15,000-plus-word report comes days before the first China-Arab summit, which is scheduled to be held on December 9, 2022 in Saudi Arabia.

Describing the summit as a milestone event, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in the report that Beijing will take it as an opportunity to promote the building of the China-Arab community with a shared future in the new era so as to bring benefits to the two peoples, promote unity and cooperation between developing countries and safeguard peace and development of the world.

(Cover: The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China. /CFP)

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