World Bulletin / News Desk
China has declared the year 2014 as a 'year of friendship' with the Arab world in a ceremony attended by Arab ministers and Chinese vice-premier Liu Yandong at Pekin Tsinghua University.
Speaking at the ceremony on Wednesday, Yandong called for stronger collaboration between China and Arab countries, stating the importance China has placed on developing friendship and cooperation with Arab countries.
Yandong especially encouraged the taking advantage of opportunities to revive the Silk Road economic belt.
According to People Daily, the event was part of the week-long Third Arabic Arts Festival in Beijing and Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the Arab League, extended congratulations on the opening of China-Arab friendship years.Last Mod: 11 Eylül 2014, 15:34