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UAE expresses support for China’s Belt and Road initiative

The UAE is among 110 countries participating in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

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BEIJING

Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State met Zhang Yesui, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing on Saturday.

The meeting took place during Dr. Al Jaber ‘s official visit to China to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, in Beijing. The ministers discussed the growing cooperation in trade and investment between the UAE and China, particularly in the fields of energy and infrastructure.

Bilateral trade now exceeds US$50 billion per annum, making China the UAE’s second largest trading partner.

The UAE is among 110 countries participating in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, hosted by the Chinese Government. The Forum is the first major international conference on One Belt, One Road, OBOR, since President Xi Jinping announced his ground-breaking strategy, in 2013, to transform Asia’s developing economies.

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