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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to visit China ….reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will make a state visit to China next week.

The Crown Prince made the announcement on his official Twitter account on Thursday.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said that Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed will be visiting China from July 21 to 23 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to Xinhua news agency.

During the visit, the Crown Prince and Xi will review the comprehensive strategic cooperation between the two countries across various sectors, in addition to regional and international issues of common concern, Gulf News reported.

The Crown Prince will be accompanied by a high-ranking delegation comprising a number of Sheikhs, ministers and senior officials.

His visit comes three months after Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, visited China to attend Beijing’s Belt and Road conference in April.

UAE-China Ties

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan bids farewell to HE Xi Jinping, President of China at the Presidential Airport. Seen with Peng Liyuan, First Lady of China. (Mohamed Al Hammadi / Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi)

The UAE has found a partner in China in its green journey towards a post-oil era, an op-ed by Chinese TV channel CGTN said, as the UAE announced the state visit of HH Sheikh Mohamed.

“They [the UAE] want to celebrate the export of the last barrel of oil and we want to be a partner in this celebration through our sustainable development projects based entirely on clean energy,” CGTN, which is part of state-owned China Central Television, CCTV, said in an exclusive op-ed to WAM.

“We and the UAE have many future plans that we want to succeed and develop to reach our common goals in preserving the environment,” Mouayad Al Zoubi, the TV channel’s journalist, who wrote the op-ed on behalf of the channel, added.

Of the UAE-China partnerships in several sectors, including the economy, one domain – environment – is very important, he said.

“We in China are trying hard to protect our planet from the threat of global warming, using clean energy alternatives. The UAE is advancing rapidly in this sector,” he added.

The UAE is “the first partner in the region” in China’s initiatives in sustainable development, as both nations strive for building a green future for the planet, Al Zoubi noted.

“As the largest business incubator in the Arab world,” the UAE has the capacity to play a crucial role in many Chinese projects, especially ‘Belt and Road initiative’, he went on to say.

He noted that the UAE is China’s largest partner in the Arab world, with volume of trade between the two countries accounted for 22 percent of the total trade with Arab nations.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed’s state visit is very important as updates on existing joint ventures and new projects of international and regional significance may be announced, which will further deepen the partnership between China and UAE, he added.

“Today, we have a real opportunity to build a new global economic order based on mutual benefit and our strategic partnership with the UAE has given us many hopes to reach this goal,” Al Zoubi concluded.

CGTN’s op-ed written Mouayad Al Zoubi

Since the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan visited us in China 29 years go, the relationship between the two countries enjoys a distinct character.

Both China and UAE’s leaderships are keen to continue this partnership and maintain its good ingredients to move forward in all aspects in the future.

UAE is our largest partner in the Arab region, and the UAE and us share many humanitarian principles that would improve the lives of our people.

We have many opportunities to build a brighter future for coming generations and for those who share these principles.

The visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to China is an extension of the friendship and partnership between the two countries, a year after our president Xi Jinping’s visit to Abu Dhabi.

After the hospitality and distinguished reception, which our president received from the leadership and the people of the UAE, now it is time for the Chinese people to welcome Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, and deepen cooperation between the two countries and people.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with Chinese President Xi Jinping

We have signed many agreements with the UAE, therefore, the upcoming visit of Sheikh Mohamed at this important time would mean knowing more about the joint ventures, discuss how to develop these projects, and discuss more future opportunities in various aspects and areas.

For sure this visit will witness the announcement of many huge international and local projects, which will further deepen the partnership between China and UAE, and increase the strength and coherence of the two leaderships and their participation in building the future.

We have a huge development project in China, which we want to export it to the world, a project based on the sustainable development of people. The doors are open and we welcome anyone who wants to extend their hand to be our partner and in creating a better future for the people of the world.

The UAE is the first partner in the region in our sustainable development projects. The UAE has the political and economic fundamentals to play a crucial pivotal role in many future Chinese projects, the most important one is the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’.

The UAE is our main partner in the initiative as it’s the largest business incubator in the Arab world.

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with Xi Jinping. (Photo: WAM)

Its future aspirations for development and economy are in line with our aspirations in China, and we get along in various aspects and fields, especially those involved with the manufacture of a green future, a future that depends on clean energy and clean partnership as well.

Today we have a real opportunity to build a new global economic order based on mutual benefit, and our strategic partnership with the UAE has given us many hopes to reach this goal, as the UAE leadership wants to shape a better future for trade in the world and facilitate trade between countries to overcome difficulties.

Our deep partnership with the UAE is not only economic but also environmental, as we in China are trying hard to protect our planet from the threat of global warming by using clean energy alternatives. We have huge projects with the UAE in this field; the UAE is advancing rapidly and wants to celebrate the export of the last barrel of oil with them by being a partner our joint sustainable development projects based entirely on clean energy.

The UAE and us have many future plans in common to reach our goals in preserving the environment and saving our planet.

We have a large Chinese community in the UAE, and that is just strengthening our bond with the UAE people. This homogeneity must be utilised to look for more opportunities for cultural exchange between the two people, as unity and solidarity will positively be reflected on the political and diplomatic relationship.

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with HE Xi Jinping after presenting him with a Zayed Medal during a reception at the Presidential Palace.
(Hamad Al Kaabi / Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi )

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