UAE Ambassador: First China-Arab Summit to deepen high-quality cooperation

Beijing, The first China-Arab summit is an important milestone in the history of relations between the two peoples, UAE Ambassador to China Ali Al Dhaheri, has said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua news agency.

Al Dhaheri Said that, in recent years, the political and strategic mutual trust between China and the United Arab Emirates has continuously improved.

He noted that the UAE was among the first to join the Belt and Road Initiative and now serves as “the principal logistics hub for the Belt and Road Initiative in the Middle East and North Africa region”.

The ambassador said that the UAE accounts for over 60 percent of China’s exports to the region, with China being the UAE’s largest trading partner, and the UAE being home to more than 6,000 Chinese companies, WAM reports.

When asked about the role of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which was recently held, in developing China-Arab relations, Al Dhaheri said, “The 20th CPC National Congress demonstrated China’s roadmap of development for the years to come,”

He added that this will help the world in dealing with arising challenges, given the status of today’s China as the growth engine of the global economy.

He said that the UAE will “actively work with China to strengthen multilateralism and pursue a more peaceful and prosperous world for mankind.”

“The Arab world and China are both well-known for their rich culture and long-standing histories. It is, therefore, no surprise that our two civilizations have had deep historical connections since ancient times.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Send-off for presidential couple bound for Washington

A senior delegation from our country, led by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang, set off bound for Washington to take part in the United States and Africa Leaders Conference from 13th to 15th November.

The Washington forum will cover a range of issues aimed at strengthening the present and future of United States-Africa relations in the public and private sectors.

Within the framework of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea’s aims, a speech by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo will be given on 13th of this month.

At the terminal of honour at Malabo Airport, the Head of State was seen off by the authorities present.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government

Africa, Caribbean and Pacific condemn use of unilateral measures

LUANDA The 10th Summit of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (Oeacp), held here, condemns in a statement, the use of unilateral and coercive measures, including illegal sanctions, against certain developing countries.

The communication is contained in the Luanda Declaration, which summarizes the common position of the 79 member countries of the bloc, whose meeting of heads of State and government ended Friday night in this capital.

The text warns of the existence of illegal sanctions aimed at preventing certain nations from exercising their rights to determine their own political, economic and social system. In this sense, the Oeacp rejected the increasing application of unilateral and extraterritorial laws and measures contrary to international law.

As a concrete example, it pointed to the Helms Burton Act in the case of Cuba.

The Luanda Declaration sets out the positions of the Oeacp on various issues, including threats to peace and security, South-South and triangular cooperation, and the challenges facing the global crises in the economic, food, energy and climate spheres.

The elimination of poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, continues to be the main challenge and the necessary condition for sustainable development, the 10th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Oeacp reassured. — NNN-PRENSA LATINA

Source: Nam News Network