To thrive in a world that is undergoing changes not seen in a century, China and Arab states must enhance solidarity and collaboration, set a good example for South-South cooperation, and make more contributions to human progress and prosperity.
There are issues that concern everybody, like climate change, the need for sustainability, and such major public health issues as the COVID-19 pandemic, on which our two countries need to work together on good terms.
The challenges threatening humanity can be coped with only when parochial, self-centered, and elitist development policies are replaced with new policies to address the aspiration of billions to live a life of dignity.
China has consistently been opening up to the outside world over the last four decades since it started the historic reform and opening-up drive. It is especially so in the last decade with the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative and through the CIIE.