AL officieal hails China-ARAB states cooperation

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Added On July 9, 2018

 Arab League(AL)Assistant Secretary General Hossam Zaki has said China never sets political conditions for cooperating with Arab countries.

The official's?remarks came as the AL is preparing for the eighth ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) to be held on July 10 in Beijing.
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Zaki said China is always helping the Arab countries, stressing that China is keen on strengthening its cooperation with the Arabs in all fields.
 
SOUNDBITE1 (ARABIC): HOSSAM ZAKI, AL?Assistant Secretary General
“As we all know, the Arab-Chinese relations have a very long history. China is a very powerful? big country which has an international political and economic influence. Also China is always helping the Arab countries, keen on strengthening its cooperation with the Arabs in all fields. We really are proud of our ties with China. We also appreciate China's stances that support the Arabs' rights and issues, and we really hope to maintain the highest level of cooperation with China.”
Regarding the upcoming CASCF, Zaki said it is very important as it keeps the Arab countries and China on periodical contact.?
 
SOUNDBITE2 (ARABIC): HOSSAM ZAKI, AL Assistant Secretary General
“The China-Arab States Cooperation Forum is very important as it keeps the Arab countries and China on periodical contact. The forum is the embodiment of Arab-Chinese cooperation in the economic, social and politic domains. And it gives both sides a really good opportunity to communicate, strengthen relations and boost the international cooperation.”
The CASCF was launched in 2004 and have held seven ministerial conferences and 14 sessions at the level of senior officials to deepen the long-standing Arab-Chinese friendship.
 
SOUNDBITE3 (ARABIC): HOSSAM ZAKI, AL?Assistant Secretary General
"The goal of the forum is to boost mutual economic gains as well as exchanging political views over issues of mutual interest.?So the goals of the forum that can vary, but the principles are still the same.”
Meanwhile, Zaki said China has a lot of experience in the field of infrastructure, expressing hope that China would help the Arab countries build their unfinished infrastructure systems.
He?also voiced hope that China will always be a close friend to the Arab countries and increase its economic cooperation with the Arab world through opening its markets to more Arab products.
SOUNDBITE4 (ARABIC): HOSSAM ZAKI, AL?Assistant Secretary General
?“We are cooperating with China in many fields. Last years we made so many studies and researches about cooperation in the field of space,internet and security. Also There will be a memorandum of cooperation in energy production during the forum. So we will have more cooperation in many fields in the future.”
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