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Xi Jinping Holds Talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed of UAE
2019-07-22

Beijing, July 22 (Xinhua/ Liu Hua, Zheng Daming)--Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed of the United Arab Emirates at the Great Hall of the People on July 22 .

 

On July 22, Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed of the United Arab Emirates at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Before the talks, Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for Muhammad in the square outside the East Gate of the Great Hall of the People. (Xinhua/ Pang Xinglei)

 

“Last July, I made a successful state visit to the United Arab Emirates, and we jointly announced the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and the UAE, opening a new chapter of joint progress between China and the UAE,” Mr. Xi said. Over the past year, the two sides have actively implemented the results of the visit, and bilateral relations have maintained all-round and high-quality development.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that in the era of globalization, win-win cooperation is the way for all countries to get along with each other, and self-isolation can only harm their own interests. China- UAE relations are ambitious, rich in connotation, and mutually beneficial, which is a long-term plan and a model for strategic cooperation among countries of different regions, cultures, and types. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the UAE, which is of special significance to connecting the past with the future. During your visit to China at this time, we will jointly issue the Joint Statement of the Peoples Republic of China and the United Arab Emirates on Strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which will be another important programmatic document in the history of China- UAE relations. I am ready to work with you to continue to maintain a steady course in the midst of complexity and changes in the situation, and to lead the China- UAE comprehensive strategic partnership to new results, so as to bring more and better benefits to the people of the two countries.

 

Xi Jinping stressed that China and the UAE should deepen political mutual trust and strategic communication. China regards UAE as an important strategic partner in the middle east, supports the effort of the UAE to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and supports the UAE in playing a greater role in regional and international affairs. China is ready to strengthen coordination and cooperation with UAE, firmly uphold the international system with the United Nations at its core, the international order based on international law and multilateralism, fairness and justice, and promote the building of a community of shared future for mankind. We need to speed up high-quality co-construction of “the Belt and Road”, strengthen the alignment of our development strategies, strive to achieve the goal of US $200 billion in bilateral trade by 2030, build a demonstration project for the second phase of the container terminal at Khalifa Port and the China- UAE Production Capacity Cooperation Demonstration Park, and consolidate and expand long-term, stable and all-round strategic cooperation in the field of energy. China supports the UAE in offering Chinese language courses in 200 schools. Security cooperation against terrorism should be strengthened. The Chinese side thanked UAE for its valuable support on the Xinjiang issue and firmly supported UAE’s efforts to crack down on religious extremists.

 

Xi Jinping stressed that peace and stability in the Gulf region are of great significance to the security and development of the entire Middle East and the world as a whole, and should continue to be an “oasis of security” rather than a new “source of instability”. China supports UAE’s efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region, and calls on all parties concerned to exercise calm and restraint, not to open the Pandora’s box, but to resolve differences and resolve conflicts through dialogue and consultation on the basis of mutual respect. China is ready to work with UAE and the international community to contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the Gulf region.

 

On July 22, Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed of the United Arab Emirates at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Before the talks, Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for Muhammad in the square outside the East Gate of the Great Hall of the People. (Xinhua/ Zhai Jianlan) 

 

Muhammad congratulated the People’s Republic of China on its 70th anniversary. The UAE is optimistic about the bright future of China’s development and regards deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries as the top priority of its diplomacy. No matter how the international situation changes, the UAE will be the best strategic partner of China. The UAE will continue to give strong support to China on issue concerning China’s core interest and major concerns. “The Belt and Road Initiative” will make an important contribution to promoting regional connectivity and world economic growth. The UAE is ready to actively participate in and play a greater role in the initiative and explore third-party market cooperation with China. The UAE is willing to expand its investment, energy supply and trade with China, strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the fields of finance, aviation and people-to-people exchanges, and support cooperation with Chinese companies in the field of science and technology. The UAE highly appreciates China’s efforts to protect the rights and interests of ethnic minorities and promote national unity and harmony, and is willing to strengthen security cooperation with China, jointly crack down on terrorist extremist forces, including “East Turkistan”, and jointly safeguard national security and regional peace. The UAE supports President Xi Jinping’s great initiative to build a community of shared future for mankind, appreciates China’s responsible policies in international affairs, especially in the Middle East Gulf region, and welcomes China to play a greater role in safeguarding peace and stability in the Middle East.

 

After the talks, the leaders of the two countries witnessed a number of ceremonies for exchanging texts on bilateral cooperation.

 

Prior to the talks, Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for Muhammad in the square outside the East Gate of the Great Hall of the People. Yang Jiechi, Alligan· Imibakhii, Wang Yi, He Lifeng, Su Hui, and others attended it.