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1) Egyptian Ambassador talks about bi-lateral ties

Beijing, Sunday, 27 August 2017

The newly appointed Egyptian ambassador to China, stressing on the civilizational ties between the two countries said that the prospect for bi-lateral co-operations are bright and expressed willingness to spread more knowledge about Egypt to all sectors of China. Source: Global times, Beijing


2) Belt and Road Initiative to strengthen China- Kuwait ties: Chinese envoy

Kuwait city, Monday, 21 August 2017

Chinese ambassador to Kuwait Wang Di said the Belt and Road Initiative could play a major role in boosting ties between the two countries and stressed that Kuwait was one of the first Arab countries to sign a co-operation agreement under the Belt and Road Initiative. Source: Xinhua, Beijing


3) China- Saudi Arabia ties rapidly developing: Chinese Ambassador

Riyadh, Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia Li Huaxin stated that the bilateral relation was warming up and that they "bilaterally cooperate not only on economic and trade, but also on culture and education." Source: Xinhua, Beijing      


4) China and Turkey hold second meeting of FM’s consultation mechanism

Beijing, Thursday, 3 August 2017

The second foreign ministers consultation mechanism between China and Turkey took place in Beijing and was attended by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Source: Xinhua, Beijing

5) China and Turkey agrees for co-operation to eliminate terrorism

Beijing, Thursday, 3 August 2017

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed that anti-terrorism cooperation and common security are in their fundamental interests and the core of political mutual trust. China also expressed appreciation towards Turkey's decision to list the East Turkistan Islamic Movement, as a terrorist organization. Source: Xinhua, Beijing



6) China and Egypt signs agreement to build tram around Cairo

Cairo, Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Egyptian Ministry of Transport and a coalition of Chinese firms signed an agreement to build a light rail transit around Cairo which would connect the new administrative capital city, which is under construction, with the districts of greater Cairo. The deal has also helped to boost trade between the two countries. Source: Xinhua, Beijing


7) Potential for cooperation between China and Israel

Beijing, Friday, 25 August 2017

Prof. Zvi Shiller, Chairman of Israeli Robotics Association said, “China and Israel have been cooperating on robotics by investing in establishing mature companies” and focusing on the Control system and artificial intelligence and the intension is to develop smarter and ‘good robots’ that can be useful to humanSource: Xinhua, Beijing


8) Chinese vice Premier Zhang Gaoli meets Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Kuwait

Kuwait City, Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Chinese vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said China and Kuwait needs to merge their development strategies and to expand bilateral co-operation in energy, finance, transportation, engineering contracting and other areas. Source: Xinhua, Beijing


9) China and Saudi Arabia agrees to strengthen their economic ties

Beijing, Friday, 18 August 2017

Chinese vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih in Beijing and both agreed to advance industrial capacity and investment co-operation. Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10) China and Saudi Arabia to build energy co-operation mechanism

Jeddah, Friday, 25 August 2017

Chinese vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah and both agreed to set up a package of bilateral energy cooperation mechanisms. Source: Xinhua, Beijing


11) China remains the top trade partner for UAE for three consecutive years

Dubai, Wednesday, 9 August 2017

China has remained the top trading partner for UAE consecutively from 2014 to 2016 and total bilateral trade for the three years amounted to 520.6 billion Emirates Dirhams (AED), with Saudi Arabia being the fourth in the list.Source: Xinhua, Beijing



12) Xi extends condolence to Egypt over deadly train collision

Beijing, Saturday, 12 August 2017

In a message to Abdel-al-Fattah-al-Sisi Chinese president Xi Jinping, expressed his shock on the train accident that occurred near Egypt’s coastal city Alexandria and extended his condolence the victims. Source: Xinhua, Beijing

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