China-Arab/Africa Co-op Forum opens

Updated: 2011-09-28 11:15

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The second China-Arab/Africa Medium and Small Businesses Cooperation Forum was unveiled in Weifang, east China's Shandong province Tuesday.

Sun Jiazheng, vice-chairman of the 11th National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, China's top political advisory body, said the cooperation between China and countries of West Asia and Africa has become closer in recent years, especially in the field of economics and trade. The bilateral trade volume has been steadily increasing for consecutive years.

He also expressed the willingness of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to further develop the communication and cooperation with the parties of countries from West Asia and Africa and deepen their friendship in order to promote new ways and channels of cooperation.

Sun made the comments at a meeting with all representatives of delegations from 16 countries of the Arab region and Africa.

Representatives of foreign delegations commented on positive effect of the forum. They believe it will further increase the understanding and friendship between the two sides.