|Xi Jinping Sends Congratulatory Letter to the 32nd Arab League Summit|
On May 19, 2023, President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the rotating president of the Council of the League of Arab States (LAS) at the Summit Level, on the convening of the Council’s 32nd session in Jeddah.
Xi Jinping pointed out that LAS has long been committed to building a stronger Arab world through unity, and advancing peace, stability and development in the Middle East. Xi Jinping said that he is glad to see that Arab countries have continuously taken new steps and made new achievements on the path of unity and self-improvement. Saudi Arabia, as an important force in a multi-polar world, has made positive contributions to strengthening solidarity and cooperation among Arab countries and maintaining peace and stability in the Middle East. Xi Jinping expressed his appreciation for that.
Xi Jinping emphasized that the traditional friendship between China and Arab countries has spanned thousands of years and has been growing ever stronger as time goes by. In recent years, the strategic partnership between the two sides has been developing continuously and achieved fruitful results, which has become a model of South-South cooperation, mutual benefit, and win-win results. The first China-Arab States Summit was successfully held in Riyadh in December last year, and the leaders of China and Arab countries unanimously agreed to make all-out efforts to build a China-Arab community with a shared future in the new era, strengthen solidarity and cooperation between China and Arab states, boost their respective national rejuvenation, advance regional peace and development, and uphold international fairness and justice. That is an epoch-making milestone in the development of China-Arab relations. Looking to the future, China is ready to work with Arab countries to carry forward the spirit of China-Arab friendship, follow through on the outcomes of the first China-Arab States Summit, bring the China-Arab strategic partnership to a higher level, and continue to write a new chapter in China-Arab friendship.