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1) China congratulates Iraq on liberation of Mosul

Beijing, Monday, 10 July 2017

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang congratulated Iraq on the liberation of Mosul and expressed China’s support to safeguard stability in Iraq. He stated that it was a significant victory for the country’s fight against terrorism.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


2) Palestinian Prime Minister and Chinese Official talks on co-operation

Ramallah, Monday, 3 July 2017

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met Executive Vice President of Chinese Academy of Governance to discuss on possible co-operation between Palestinian and Chinese institutes. The major focus of the meeting was on co-operation in the field of public administration.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing

3) China supports two-state solution on the Palestinian issue

Beijing, Tuesday, 18 July 2017

President Xi Jinping said that China supports political settlement of the Palestinian issue on the basis of a two-state solution.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing

4) Palestinian President on a state visit to China meets Xi Jinping

Beijing, Saturday, 22 July 2017

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on his state visit to China met President Xi Jinping, during which the latter put forward a new four-point proposal on the Palestinian issue.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


5) Tunisian Foreign Minister to visit China

Beijing, Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang stated that Tunisian Foreign MinisterKhemaies Jhinaoui would visit China from July 17 to 21 and expects the visit to be significant for both the countries as this would be Jhinaoui’s first visit to China since taking office.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6) China and Tunisia to enhance co-operation on Belt and Road

Beijing, Thursday, 20 July 2017

Chinese President Li Yuanchao while meeting Tunisian FM Khemaies Jhinaoui said that China would strengthen co-operation with Tunisia and Jhinaoui expressed his country’s willingness to co-operate with China in the Belt and Road Initiative and boost bilateral relations.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing



7) Etihad launches debut “Dreamliner’ flight to Beijing

Dubai, Sunday, 2 July 2017

UAE’s Etihad Airways has launched its debut Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight to Chinaby making a trip from Abu Dhabi to Beijing. Ni Jian, the Chinese Ambassador to UAE has praised Etihad in its contribution to boost the bilateral relations.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


8) Chinese Official highlights Belt and Road construction in Middle East tour

Amman, Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Qiangba Puncog, Vice Chairman of the,Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), on his visit to Israel, Palestine and Jordan, highlighted co-operation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing

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