On March 22, 2023, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang sent a letter to the reception marking the 78th anniversary of the League of Arab States (LAS) and the 30th anniversary of the Mission of the LAS in Beijing, extending warm congratulations to the LAS and all friends from the Arab world.
Qin Gang said that the LAS is a symbol of Arab states' commitment to seek strength through unity. It has long been dedicated to promoting peace and stability in the Middle East, upholding multilateralism and safeguarding the common interests of developing countries. Over the past three decades since the LAS Mission set up in Beijing, it has made unremitting efforts to strengthen the overall cooperation between China and Arab states and the building of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum.
Qin Gang stressed that the first China-Arab States Summit held late last year was a success. President Xi Jinping and leaders of Arab states agreed to build a China-Arab community with a shared future in the new era, marking a new milestone in the history of China-Arab relations. At such a new historic starting point, China is ready to work with the Arab side to jointly deliver on the outcomes of the Summit, carry forward the spirit of friendship featuring "solidarity and mutual assistance, equality and mutual benefit, inclusiveness and mutual learning", take solid steps toward the building of a China-Arab community with a shared future in the new era, and together usher in a brighter future of China-Arab relations.