Al Secretary General on B&R Initiative

Added On July 11, 2018

 Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit recently expressed his views on China-Arab relations and his outlook of China-Arab cooperation.

He said the Belt and Road Initiative has the potential to transform the world once again.
Aboul-Gheit said the Belt and Road Initiative is a process that is rooted not only in economic cooperation, but in cultural ties and political understanding.
He considered the traditional friendship between China and Arab countries and the shared values between the two sides as favorable conditions for advancing the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Aboul-Gheit said Arab governments embarked on massive investment projects and ambitious plans to develop the infrastructure necessary to enable the region to become a major hub for international trade,which will undoubtedly dovetail with the Belt and Road Initiative.
He added that China views the international economic system through the perspective of a developing country, thereby its positions and stances on issues of international trade are similar to those of the Arab countries.
He concluded by saying the potential of the Arab world is evident, as almost one third of its populations are young people aged between 15 and 29.