China, UAE agree to boost ties for mutual benefit
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    BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met Thursday with visiting Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

    The two leaders exchanged views on stepping up the friendly and cooperative relations between their nations and reached broad consensus, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met Thursday with visiting Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets Thursday with visiting Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. (Xinhua Photo)
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    Wen hailed the development of bilateral relations over the last23 years since the two countries established diplomatic ties, and expressed China's appreciation of the UAE's adherence to the one-China policy.

    "The UAE is one of China's most important economic partners in the Gulf region, serving as a transfer center for Chinese products to the Middle East and African markets", Wen said.

    Wen said the expansion of bilateral cooperation would facilitate the fundamental interests of both nations, stressing that China valued its ties with the UAE and expressing his hope that the two nations could expand and diversify their trade.

    "China welcomes UAE businesses to invest in China, and encourages major Chinese companies to invest in UAE. They could also explore the possibility of jointly investing in a third country," Wen said.

    Wen added that China and the UAE each has its own advantages in energy and infrastructure building and could become stable partners in these areas.

    Wen said that the Middle East issue should be settled through negotiations on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions, the principle of "land for peace" and a peace proposal made by Arab countries.

    "China is a sincere friend of the Arab countries and is willing to continue playing a constructive role in pushing forward the Middle East peace process," Wen noted.

    Wen also pledged that China would step up exchanges and cooperation with the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC).

    Mohammed said that the UAE has always valued its ties with China and will firmly support China's reunification cause. It also opposes external intervention in China's internal affairs and wishes China will successfully host the Olympics Games.

    Mohammed also voiced his hope to step up cooperation between China and the GCC, adding that his country could act as a bridge between other GCC members and China.

    The two leaders also witnessed the signing of a bilateral agreement on cooperation in criminal investigation and justice affairs.

Chinese president meets UAE vice president

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s Vice-president and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also ruler of Dubai emirate, in Beijing, capital of China, March 31, 
      2008.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s Vice-president and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also ruler of Dubai emirate, in Beijing, capital of China, March 31, 2008.  (Xinhua Photo)

    BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government has an unswerving policy to push for the stable growth of friendly and cooperative relations between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said President Hu Jintao here on Monday.

    Hu made the remarks in a meeting with UAE vice-president and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who was here on a four-day official trip. Full story

UAE vice-president concludes China trip 

    BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s Vice-president and Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, concluded his four-day China trip here on Thursday and left Beijing for home.

    During his stay, President Hu Jintao and Vice-President Xi Jinping both met with him. Premier Wen Jiabao held official talks with him. Full story

Chinese vice president meets UAE vice-president

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s Vice-president and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also ruler of Dubai emirate, in Beijing, capital of China, April 3, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
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    BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese side is ready to forge closer partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping here Thursday at a meeting with UAE vice-president and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

    Xi pointed to the rapid growth of bilateral ties in recent years with a firm foundation and their mutual respect in the past years. Full story

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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