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Wang Yi: Xi's Mideast trip ushers in new era in China, Arab states relations

2022-12-12 09:09:39       source:CGTN

December 11, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Mideast trip from Wednesday to Saturday ushered in a new era of all-round and in-depth development of relations between China and Arab states, between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and between China and Saudi Arabia, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the media on Saturday.

Xi not only attended the first China-Arab States Summit and the China-GCC Summit in Saudi Arabia, but also paid a state visit and held bilateral meetings with nearly 20 Arab leaders, Wang said. He described Xi's Mideast trip as China's largest and highest-level diplomatic action with the Arab world since the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Calling Xi's Mideast trip another great pioneering undertaking in China's diplomacy, Wang said it demonstrated the strategic choice of China and Arab countries to strengthen solidarity and coordination in the face of global challenges.

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