Executive Intelligence Review


Eighth Forum of Arab Countries and China Will Focus on Belt and Road Initiative

July 8, 2018 (EIRNS)—A call for stronger Arab participation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative is expected to be the central result of the July 10 meeting in Beijing of the eighth ministerial conference of the Chinese-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), according to a feature by China’s Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi posted to Gulf News.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will address the opening ceremony at the Great Hall of the People. The CASCF will be attended by Kuwait Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, by host Wang Yi’s fellow foreign ministers and other ministers among the 22 Arab states, and by Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the foreign minister said.

“At the meeting, China and Arab states are expected to have in-depth discussions on how to jointly advance the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and strengthen overall cooperation with a view to drawing up a blueprint for China-Arab relations in the new era,”

wrote Wang.