The special meeting of the China-Arab Countries Political Parties Dialogue Conference was held by video conference on the 22nd. President Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, sent a congratulatory letter to the meeting.
Xi Jinping said that on the occasion of the opening of the special session of the China-Arab Countries Political Parties Dialogue Conference, on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party and in my own name, I would like to express my warm congratulations on the convening of the conference and sincere greetings to the leaders of Arab countries' political parties attending the conference.
Xi Jinping pointed out that China-Arab friendship has a long history and has been updated over time. The two major ethnic groups of China and Albania went in and out of the ancient Silk Road and went hand in hand in the joint construction of "the belt and road initiative" to realize the dream of national prosperity and rejuvenation. In the face of the sudden novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, China and Albania have helped each other and overcome the difficulties together, writing a new chapter in building a common destiny between China and Albania. A friend in need is a friend indeed. After the baptism of joint efforts to fight the epidemic, the foundation of China-Arab strategic partnership has become firmer, the friendship between the people has deepened, and the prospects for cooperation have become brighter.
Xi Jinping stressed that the epidemic situation once again shows that mankind is a community of destiny sharing weal and woe. The Communist Party of China and the Chinese government have always adhered to the principle of putting people first and life first. They have made every effort to save lives and achieved significant strategic results in epidemic prevention and control. We have always actively participated in and promoted international anti-epidemic cooperation in an open, transparent and responsible manner, and have always supported and helped the international community in its anti-epidemic struggle to the best of our ability. China is willing to strengthen unity and cooperation with the international community, including the vast number of Arab countries, support the World Health Organization to play a leading role and jointly promote the construction of a human health community.
Xi Jinping said that the China-Arab Political Parties Dialogue Conference is an important platform for exchanges and cooperation between the Chinese Communist Party and political parties in Arab countries. Facing the new situation and challenges brought by the epidemic, The Chinese Communist Party is willing to work with political parties in Arab countries to play a good role as a platform for the China-Arab Political Parties Dialogue Conference, continue to strengthen strategic communication, deepen the exchange of experience in governing the country under the situation of normalization of epidemic prevention and control, respect each other, learn from each other, and make unremitting efforts to build a common destiny between China and Arab countries in the new era and realize the great rejuvenation of the two major Chinese and Arab nations. I wish the meeting a complete success.
The special meeting of the China-Arab Countries Political Parties Dialogue Conference is hosted by the External Relations Department of the CPC Central Committee. The three-day meeting, with the theme of "Jointly Building a Community of Destiny between China and Arab Countries in the New Era". Mauritanian President Ghazouani, Palestinian Fatah President and President Abbas, Syrian Ba'ath Party General Secretary and President Bashar, Moroccan Justice and Development Party General Secretary and Prime Minister Othmani and other six Arab leaders addressed the meeting, with more than 60 leaders of major Arab political parties attending. Albanian leaders said that they fully agreed with General Secretary Xi Jinping's positive comments on the strategic partnership between Albania and China. I highly appreciate that the Chinese Party and government have always adhered to the ruling concept of "people first" in the fight against the epidemic, and have actively participated in and promoted international cooperation against the epidemic by upholding the concept of a community of human destiny. Thank China for its consistent support for Arab countries in defending sovereignty and independence. It believes that Hong Kong, Xinjiang and other affairs are China's internal affairs and opposes interference by external forces in China's internal affairs. We are willing to work with the Chinese Communist Party to strengthen strategic communication and learn from each other's ideas, and jointly build a new era of Arab-Chinese community of destiny.