The 9th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum was held by video link on July 6. President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the meeting.
Xi stressed that in 2018, at the opening ceremony of the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum, I announced the establishment of a strategic partnership between China and Arab countries, proposed to build a China-Arab community of destiny, and jointly promoted the construction of a community of human destiny, which received enthusiastic response from Arab countries. In the past two years, China and Albania have strengthened strategic coordination and docking of actions, cooperated in an all-round way and developed together. The future-oriented strategic partnership between China and Albania has been deepened.
Xi pointed out that since the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia, China and Arab countries have been in the same boat through thick and thin, helping each other, firmly supporting each other and carrying out close cooperation. This is a vivid portrayal of the common destiny of China and Arab countries. Under the current situation, China and Albania need to strengthen cooperation more than ever before to overcome difficulties and move forward hand in hand. It is hoped that the two sides will take this meeting as an opportunity to strengthen strategic communication and coordination, steadily push forward cooperation in various fields such as anti-epidemic, and push forward the construction of a common destiny between China and Arab countries so as to better benefit the people of China and Arab countries.