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UAE, China issue joint statement on strategic partnership

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Mohamed Bin Zayed (right) meets with Wang Qishan, Vice President of China at China World Hotel. WAM

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, on Tuesday, as part of his state visit to China.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and the Chinese Vice President discussed bilateral cooperation and friendship in light of the shared vision and joint action to fulfil aspirations of the Emirati and Chinese peoples. The two leaders also exchanged views on the latest regional and global developments of mutual interest and efforts to handle them.

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Mohamed Bin Zayed (third left) and Wang Qishan (second left) attend a reception held by the UAE Embassy. WAM

Following an invitation from Xi Jinping, President of China, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visited the People’s Republic of China from 21st to 23rd July, 2019, to consolidate and strengthen the close relations between the UAE and China and their peoples.

Mohamed arrives in Great Hall of the People in Beijing

Mohamed Bin Zayed visits memorial for Chinese heroes at Tiananmen Square

Sheikh Mohamed receives honorary professorship from Tsinghua University

Wang Zhigang, Minister of Science and Technology, and a number of top Chinese officials were also present.

“Both sides signed many agreements and Memorandums of Understanding, with the aim of strengthening their cooperation in the areas of the economy, trade, investment, technology, artificial intelligence, culture and education, as well as protecting the environment and achieving food security.

During the visit, President Xi and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed discussed ways of strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, as well as the positive outcomes of their cooperation, while exchanging their options. They also discussed several international and regional issues of common interest and reached a common understanding of the importance of achieving international peace and security.

The UAE congratulated China’s leadership and people on the 70-year anniversary of its establishment. Both countries are also celebrating the 35-year anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations in 1984, which have since witnessed considerable developments, leading to the establishment of a strategic partnership in 2012. Their bilateral relations have expanded to the areas of politics, the economy, trade, culture, security and energy.

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Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed (second left) attends the UAE-China youth symposium, at Tsinghua University. WAM

The friendship between the two countries was consolidated after the visit of President Xi to the UAE in July 2018, when their strategic partnership was upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership, based on their trust and common interests.

Common goals

The UAE and China are brought together by many common goals, such as achieving sustainable development, growth, prosperity and stability, as well as establishing bilateral relations based on the traditional values of peace, tolerance, dialogue and openness, to establish security and stability, promote cooperation with the international community, and adhere to the principles of mutual respect, equality and understanding, in light of current international developments.

Both sides also welcomed the hosting of the UAE-China Economic Forum on the sidelines of the official visit, which was co-chaired by the Ministry of Economy of the UAE and the Ministry of Commerce of China.

Both sides signed many agreements and Memorandums of Understanding, with the aim of strengthening their cooperation in the areas of the economy, trade, investment, technology, artificial intelligence, culture and education, as well as protecting the environment and achieving food security.

WAM

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