|Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) and Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby attend the signing ceremony of a Beijing Declaration, an action plan for 2014 to 2016, and a development plan for 2014 to 2024 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2014. The sixth ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum was held in Beijing on Thursday. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- The sixth ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) concluded in Beijing on Thursday, with a 10-year development plan adopted.
The Beijing Declaration, an action plan for 2014 to 2016 and a development plan for 2014 to 2024 was passed at the meeting, according to a press release from the Foreign Ministry, without disclosing their contents.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's address to the opening ceremony pointed out priority areas for China-Arab states cooperation in the coming 10 years, which is a guide of action for the future development of the bilateral ties, said Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the concluding ceremony.
Wang added that China was ready to work with Arab countries to implement the consensus reached in the meeting and benefit peoples from the two sides.
Representatives from Arab states spoke highly of the achievements scored by the CASCF since its establishment 10 years ago, and voiced their support for President Xi's initiative of jointly building the "One Belt and One Road".
The "One Belt and One Road" refers to the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", concepts put forward by Xi during his visit to Central Asia and Southeast Asia respectively in 2013 to promote overall cooperation among countries all along.
The next ministerial meeting will be held in Qatar in 2016.
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