China, Bahrain to extend bilateral ties
Beijing, September 16, 2013
China has pledged full support for Bahrain in its efforts to maintain security and stability as the leaders of the two nations reviewed solid ties binding both countries and ways of further cementing them.
His Majesty King Hamad met chairman of the national committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng in Yinchuan City in Ningxia Hui region, China.
His Majesty underlined Bahrain's keenness to bolster bilateral relations, thanking China for its supportive stance towards the kingdom in its efforts to maintain security, stability and territorial sovereignty.
He commended historic ties binding Bahrain, the GCC and Arab countries with China, said the report in the Gulf daily News, our sister publication.
The achievements made in the economic and trade sectors show the kingdom's growth and strengthen its trade and vital economic role in the region, His Majesty said.
His Majesty King Hamad also asserted China's ability to make major economic strides thanks to unity among its components as he attended the first-ever China-Arab States Expo in Yinchuan city.
He described the expo held at the predominantly Muslim province of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) as a bridge for co-operation between the Arab states and China mainly in the economic, trade and investment fields.
His Majesty was welcomed at the airport by the party deputy secretary, Chinese Ambassador to Bahrain Li Chen, Bahrain honorary consul in Hong Kong Dr Y C Chow and senior officials from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Attending alongside His Majesty were Jordanian Monarch King Abdullah, senior officials from Arab countries and China, businessmen and guests.
Afterwards, Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fakhro gave a speech on behalf of His Majesty, where he called the event a symbol of strong ties that GCC states share with China.
He voiced Bahrain's pride in its distinguished relations with China, underscoring the importance of His Majesty's visit in further cementing bilateral ties.
He described the expo as an opportunity to bolster relations between China and the Arab countries.
The expo, held under the theme "China and the Arab Countries Hand in Hand Before the World", featured conferences, forums, workshops and specialised trade exhibitions that aimed to foster Chinese-Arab co-operation.
His Majesty met the Bahraini businessmen's delegation participating in the exhibition.
His Majesty stressed developing ties with friendly countries through joint ventures and participating in various exhibitions and forums.
The achievements made in the economic and trade sectors shows the kingdom's growth and strengthens its trade and vital economic role in the region, His Majesty explained.
He affirmed support for the trade sector so that it can achieve further successes in the economic sphere at the regional and global level as well as attract investments and financial institutions to Bahrain.
Moreover, His Majesty said the upcoming talks with Chinese President and other Chinese senior leaders will bear fruitful results. – TradeArabia News Service