|Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi, who is here to attend the upcoming sixth ministerial conference of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum, in Beijing, capital of China, June 4, 2014. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
BEIJING, June 4 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming Sixth Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum(CACF) will be a landmark and reap a good harvest, Chinese foreign minister and Arab League (AL) chief said on Wednesday.
"The ministerial meeting, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the CACF's founding, will be a landmark in bilateral relations and produce important results," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Secretary-general of the League of Arab States Nabil Elaraby said.
Their meeting came on the eve of the CACF's Sixth Ministerial Conference, which will open in Beijing on Thursday.
"China and Arab nations have worked together, kept close communications and made preparations productive," Wang and Elaraby were quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Wang said China places great importance on the AL role in promoting the solidarity between Arab countries, developing their economies and safeguarding their interests.
China will continue to support Arab countries' core concerns on issues concerning Palestine and others and back Arab countries' endeavor to explore their own paths of development, Wang said.
No matter how the international and regional situation changes, China's determination to carry on friendship with AL, its policy of deepening China-Arab strategic cooperation and its goal of working with Arab to safeguard regional peace and stability will not change, Wang said.
Elaraby hailed China as a trustworthy power, saying it is in the interests of Arab and China to properly resolve the hotspot issues in the region.
Wang and Elaraby also exchanged views on issues concerning Palestine, Libya and Syria, the statement said.