State Counselor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi stressed that the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and the UAE is getting stronger and stronger.
In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the Chinese minister stated that the continuous growth in the comprehensive strategic partnership relations between the two countries is based on three basic aspects that include strong political mutual trust between the leaderships of the two countries, pioneering and innovative cooperation, and a solid popular basis in relations between the two countries. Emirates and China.
Wang Yi said, “I am very happy to visit the UAE again, as the UAE is a famous name in China, and the Chinese people appreciate exploring the UAE a unique pattern of modernization with its independent will, a style that combines tradition and modernity with openness and tolerance, and achieves coexistence and harmony between different civilizations.”
The minister added that the UAE is a close friend of China in the Middle East, the Gulf, the Arab and Islamic world, and there is constant keenness on continuous communication and cooperation on the international arena.
Wang Yi said that in light of the great changes that the world has not witnessed in a hundred years and the “Covid-19” pandemic, the comprehensive strategic partnership relations between China and the UAE are getting stronger and stronger.
Wang Yi said that this strength in the strategic partnership relations is represented in three aspects. The first aspect relates to strong political mutual trust. Visits have been exchanged successfully and several meetings have been held between Chinese President Xi Jinping and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Where they agreed to develop Sino-Emirati relations as a “percentile plan” and jointly set the future direction for bilateral cooperation, which provides a strong guarantee for the development of bilateral relations, noting that the firm mutual support between China and the UAE on issues related to the core interests of the other side and the solidarity between them in Difficult times are a living embodiment of the significance of the comprehensive strategic partnership.
Wang Yi added that the second aspect is pioneering and innovative cooperation, as innovation has become a basic characteristic of practical cooperation between China and the UAE, from cooperation in the Covid-19 vaccine to the resumption of business and production, and from cooperation in traditional energy, economy, trade and investment to fifth-generation communications, big data and artificial intelligence. And other areas of advanced and modern technology, and from infrastructure to the model industrial park to cooperation in production capacity, stressing that China and the UAE have always been keen to seize the opportunity of cooperation in the spirit of creativity and leadership, which opens new areas for cooperation and brings tangible benefits to the two peoples.
Wang Yi said that the third aspect is the solid popular foundation, and the roots of Chinese-Emirati friendship lie in popular communication, as this communication in the fields of education, culture, tourism and youth means an active activity, and more than 220,000 Chinese citizens live in the UAE, and in 2019, nearly Of the two million Chinese tourists to the Emirates.
Wang Yi stressed that the intense public communication has become a bridge of friendship between the two countries, and with the gradual improvement and control of the pandemic and the approaching date of Expo 2020 Dubai, we are confident that the UAE will remain an important destination for Chinese tourists abroad.
He pointed out that during this visit, I will meet with UAE officials and hold talks with them, in order to implement the important consensus between the two leaderships, in a way that enhances the alignment between China’s efforts to establish a new development equation and the UAE national development strategy for the next fifty years, and in a way that pushes the two sides to conduct benefit-based cooperation. Mutual and mutual gain on a higher and deeper level. Emphasis on strengthening communication and coordination with the UAE to jointly maintain peace and stability in the Middle East and the Gulf region.
Comprehensive cooperation in the fight against COVID-19:
On the two countries’ cooperation in combating the pandemic, especially in the field of vaccines, Wang Yi said: “Cooperation in combating the pandemic represents a living symbol indicating the depth of mutual trust and innovative cooperation between China and the UAE. In the face of the pandemic, the two countries have jointly recorded impressive pages on fraternal solidarity in combating the pandemic. «.
He added, “For example, the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, was lit up with slogans in support of Wuhan.” On the occasion of the Chinese national mourning last April 4, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, published on his personal account in Twitter in Chinese, English and Arabic languages, tweets in which he expressed condolences to the Chinese martyrs and victims of this pandemic, which left a great impression on the hearts of the Chinese people.
Wang Yi stressed that in implementation of the important consensus reached between President Xi Jinping and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, China and the UAE conducted comprehensive and in-depth cooperation that includes various areas in the battle against the pandemic, such as exchanging experiences and purchasing supplies. Medical, pandemic containment and joint research and development of vaccines.
He added: China and the UAE have succeeded in conducting the third phase of international clinical trials on the first vaccine against the emerging corona virus in the world.
And he indicated that this not only benefits the Chinese and Emirati peoples, but also benefits the people of the world with the widespread use of vaccines in these countries, which contributes strongly to the global battle against the pandemic.
The minister stressed that at present, international cooperation in combating the pandemic has entered a new stage, and in this regard, China is keen to make joint efforts with the UAE to continue to keep cooperation between them at the forefront of the countries of the world.
He said, “We will work to accelerate the joint production of vaccines, thus making greater contributions to making vaccines available and affordable to the world, and secondly we will explore ways to develop tripartite cooperation in combating the pandemic, especially tripartite cooperation with countries in the Middle East and Africa in the field of vaccines, and we will work to establish a mechanism. An international exchange of recognition of health certificates, in order to facilitate the exchange of individuals in light of the daily preventive measures to contain the virus ».
“We are confident that thanks to the joint efforts of both sides, the Chinese-Emirati cooperation in fighting the pandemic will achieve more results and inject more dynamism into the global battle against the pandemic,” Wang Yi added.
On the scientific cooperation between the two sides in the coming stage, His Excellency said: At the present time, the fourth industrial revolution is sweeping all over the world, which is represented in continuous breakthroughs in advanced technology such as big data and artificial intelligence, and the emergence of new technology, new business and new industries, and our world will be in the future. Such as a large garden in which different types of flowers bloom and a wide river in which many ships and boats race, and large countries can be distinguished by their greatness and small countries can enjoy their splendor. And if developing countries are able to face challenges courageously and seize opportunities decisively, they can catch up with developed countries at an accelerated pace until they achieve a miracle to overcome them.
Wang Yi said that this year, China launches a new march to build a modern state in a comprehensive way, while the UAE will celebrate the golden jubilee of its founding and embark on a new historical march, and we look forward to establishing a more diverse and comprehensive cooperation equation with a broader vision, a more open spirit and more active efforts, including Contribute to achieving the dream of renaissance for the two countries.
Wang Yi stressed the importance of further strengthening cooperation in building the Belt and Road with high quality and good implementation of exemplary projects within the framework of cooperation in building the Belt and Road, such as the container berth in the second phase of Khalifa Port, the Sino-Emirati model area for cooperation in production capacity and the Hassian station to generate electricity with clean coal, embodying the spirit of The initiative of consultation, cooperation, and benefit for all. Innovative ideas must be adopted to search for ways to build the Green Silk Road and the Silk Road for health.
The Chinese minister added, “Also strengthening traditional cooperation in the fields of energy, economy and trade, as it is a fundamental pillar, and cooperation in the field of oil and gas should be deepened, work to expand cooperation in the fields of renewable and nuclear energy and build an equation of integrated cooperation in the energy field, stressing the importance of making exploratory efforts in employing the potential.” For the Chinese and Emirati markets, and improving the bilateral trade structure, in a way that better serves the development of the two countries.
His Excellency also stressed the importance of establishing a new growth pole in the field of advanced and modern technology, deepening cooperation in the field of advanced and modern technology, expanding cooperation in the fields of fifth generation technology, big data, artificial intelligence, aviation and space, raising the level of cooperation in the financial and investment sectors and encouraging more use of local currencies in commercial and investment activities. In both countries, and work together to establish the International Belt and Road Exchange.
Wang Yi pointed to the importance of consolidating the popular foundation of the Chinese-Emirati friendship inherited from generation to generation, continuing to enhance understanding between the two peoples, and enhancing human and cultural communication in the fields of education, tourism and youth to enhance acquaintance between them.
Chinese support for the country’s efforts to host Expo 2020:
Wang Yi stressed that China fully supports the efforts of the UAE to host Expo 2020 Dubai, and we are confident that the UAE side will also support the efforts of the Chinese side in hosting the Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games for people with special needs in Beijing in 2022, and the Chinese side will continue to support the efforts of the side. Emirati students in implementing the “One Hundred Schools” project to teach the Chinese language.
On the current situation in the region and the Chinese role in achieving security and stability in the Middle East, especially in the Gulf region .. His Excellency said, “The Middle East enjoys an ancient historical civilization, but it is affected by instability and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the so-called” Arab Spring “and when we review These painful lessons, we find that the repercussions of those unrest that erupted 10 years ago are still undermining the foundations of security and stability in the Middle East, at the same time we have also seen that the countries of the Middle East are still working to explore development paths of their independent will, to maintain stability and bring peace, including Brings new hope to restore security and stability in the Middle East ».
Wang Yi stressed the importance of achieving security and stability in the Middle East and mutual respect, adhering to justice and equity, achieving non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, achieving collective security, and accelerating the pace of development and cooperation.
Wang Yi stressed China’s sincere intention to promote peace and security in the region and its responsibility as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
“China works to maintain peace and stability, fully respects the social systems and development paths chosen by the countries of the region, and calls for harmony,” he added.
Wang Yi said, “We adhere to the principle of non-interference in internal affairs, encourage Middle Eastern countries to explore development paths that have characteristics of the Middle East with their independent will, and we call for the establishment of a security system that takes into account the legitimate concerns of all parties. We also call for comprehensive dialogue, and we encourage the settlement of disputes through winning. Joint.
“China and the countries of the Middle East are partners in achieving common development. The Chinese side considers the importance of eliminating the source of unrest in the region through achieving development, and we call for more attention to development, focus on the people’s livelihood and push for reconstruction,” he added.
“China has entered a new stage of development, is establishing a new equation, and the new development of China will provide more opportunities for the Middle East,” he said.
Wang Yi noted that China provides energy to increase the openness and tolerance of both China and the Middle East countries with dazzling civilizations, which have made an important contribution to the diversity of civilizations.
He said, “The Chinese side calls for dialogue among civilizations, rejects the theory of conflict between civilizations and the theory of the superiority of one civilization over another, rejects the blackening and demonization of other civilizations, and refuses to link terrorism to a specific race or religion, just as the Chinese side is keen to make joint efforts with the countries of the Middle East to increase openness. Tolerance and opposition to prejudice, strengthening the exchange of experiences in the field of governance and administration, and deepening cooperation in combating terrorism and de-radicalization.
Wang Yi stressed that the Chinese side is keen to increase communication and consultation with the UAE and work together to play a constructive role in consolidating peace and stability in the region.
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