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Liu Yandong Meets with Secretary-General Nabil El Araby of the League of Arab States

On March 27, 2016 local time, Vice Premier Liu Yandong met with Secretary-General Nabil El Araby of the League of Arab States (LAS) at the LAS headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Liu Yandong expressed that since China and Arab countries established diplomatic relations 60 years ago, the bilateral political mutual trust has been constantly enhanced, the practical cooperation has been increasing and the level of cooperation in such areas as science and technology and people-to-people and cultural exchange has been elevating. President Xi Jinping paid a historic visit to the LAS headquarters this January, during which he outlined a new vision and injected new impetus for the current and future China-Arab cooperation. My visit to the LAS headquarters this time during the Egyptian visit aims at better implementing the significant achievements made by President Xi Jinping during his visit to the LAS headquarters. China is willing to work with the Arab side to vigorously develop innovation cooperation, actively carry out educational cooperation, expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges and mutual learning, and implement the "Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talents" project in people-to-people and cultural exchange so as to constantly enrich the connotation of the strategic cooperation between the two sides.

Nabil El Araby said China is the only big country that always supports the fair cause of the Arab people. The Arab-China friendship is based on a solid ground and the willingness of developing mutually beneficial cooperation is sincere and strong. President Xi Jinping visited the LAS headquarters this January and delivered an important speech, showing great attention placed by Chinese leaders to the development of Arab-China relations, which has been warmly welcomed by the Arab people. The LAS highly values China, and hopes to further strengthen exchanges and cooperation with China in various fields including science and technology, education and culture and continue to jointly host the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum.

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