Eight Common Actions of China-Arab Pragmatic Cooperation

Seetao 2022-12-10 15:55
  • China is willing to work with Afghanistan to build the China-Arab Clean Energy Cooperation Center
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On December 9, 2022, at the first China-Arab Summit held at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, President Xi Jinping proposed eight common actions for China-Arab practical cooperation, the details of which are as follows.

Support the development of joint action. The Chinese side will discuss with the Afghan side the implementation of development cooperation assistance projects totaling 5 billion yuan, and include 30 qualified Afghan projects into the global development initiative project library; combined with project financing in areas such as production capacity, infrastructure, energy, and green finance on the Afghan side According to the demand, provide credit and credit support to the Afghan side, support the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to provide more high-quality, low-cost, and sustainable infrastructure investment to the Afghan side; according to the progress of the exchange of letters, 98% of the least developed countries in the Arab side Zero-tariff treatment for tax items; provide humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to Palestine, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and other countries; strive to reach a trade volume of 430 billion U.S. dollars in 2027.

It is joint action on food security. The Chinese side is willing to help the Afghan side enhance food security and enhance the comprehensive agricultural production capacity; jointly build 5 modern agricultural joint laboratories with the Afghan side, carry out 50 agricultural technology cooperation demonstration projects, and send 500 agricultural technical experts to the Afghan side to help the Afghan side To increase grain production, improve the ability to purchase and store losses, and improve agricultural production efficiency; to establish a "green channel" for the export of high-quality agricultural and food products from the Afghan side to China.

Health together action. The Chinese side is willing to work with the Afghan side to build a public health science and technology cooperation center and a vaccine innovation and R&D cooperation alliance, implement 5 traditional Chinese medicine cooperation projects in the country, continue to send Chinese medical teams to work in the country, and perform 2,000 cases of free cataract surgery to provide the people of the country with Telemedicine health services.

Green innovation in action. The Chinese side is willing to work with the Afghan side to establish the China-Arab International Research Center on Drought, Desertification and Land Degradation, and to implement five South-South cooperation projects to address climate change; to use the China Fengyun Meteorological Satellite and the Beijing World Meteorological Center to support the Afghan side in disaster prevention and mitigation; The Chinese side established the China-Arab Beidou Application Industry Promotion Center to provide high-quality services for the Afghan side in the fields of transportation, precision agriculture, search and rescue, etc. Build a number of joint laboratories or research and development cooperation centers, and provide 300 advanced and applicable technologies to the Afghan side.

Joint action on energy security. China is willing to work with Afghanistan to build a Sino-Arab Clean Energy Cooperation Center, support Chinese energy companies and financial institutions to participate in renewable energy projects with a total installed capacity of more than 5 million kilowatts in Afghanistan, carry out energy technology research and development cooperation with Afghanistan, and strengthen energy policy coordination To promote the establishment of a fair, equitable, balanced and inclusive global energy governance system.

Dialogue among civilizations and common action. The Chinese side will invite 1,000 people from the Afghan political parties, parliament, media, and think tanks to come to China for exchanges; promote cooperation between 500 Chinese and Arab cultural and tourism companies, and train 1,000 cultural and tourism talents for the country; Translation projects and 50 audio-visual program cooperation projects; continue to strengthen the China-Arab Reform and Development Research Center, and enhance dialogue among civilizations and exchanges of experience in governance.

Young talents act together. China will host the China-Arab Youth Development Forum, launch the "China-Arab 10+10 Cooperation Plan for Universities", invite 100 young scientists from the Arab side to come to China for scientific research exchanges, invite 3,000 young people to participate in Sino-Arab cultural exchanges, and invite 10,000 Arab talents Participate in professional training in poverty alleviation, health, green development and other fields; promote the construction of more Luban workshops in Afghanistan.

Safe and stable joint action. The Chinese side will work with the Afghan side to strengthen strategic dialogues between defense departments and the armed forces, military exchanges, and academic exchanges, to deepen cooperation in areas such as maritime security, international peacekeeping, and professional technology, and to expand joint exercises and personnel training; to train 1,500 people for the Afghan side They will join hands in implementing the "China-Arab Data Security Cooperation Initiative", establish a China-Arab network information exchange mechanism, and strengthen exchanges and dialogues in areas such as data governance and network security.Editor/Xing Wentao