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Xi Jinping Meets with Crown Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

2022-12-09 15:54

On the afternoon of December 8, 2022 local time, President Xi Jinping met with Crown Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Riyadh.

Noting that China supports Kuwait in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Xi Jinping commended Kuwait for adhering to the one-China principle and supporting China on issues concerning China’s core interests including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Xinjiang. China will continue to be a reliable partner of Kuwait and work together with Kuwait to create a better future for China-Kuwait relations.

Xi Jinping emphasized that China supports Kuwait in implementing its Vision 2035 and is ready to strengthen the synergy of development strategies between the two countries, actively participate in the construction of major projects in Kuwait, tap the potential of cooperation in new energy, 5G communication, digital economy and other fields, and support cultural exchanges and cooperation. The First China-Arab States Summit and the China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit are milestone events. China is ready to work with Kuwait to work for greater development of China-Arab and China-GCC relations. China congratulates Kuwait on becoming a dialogue partner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and a member state of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, and commends Kuwait for supporting the Global Development Initiative. China stands ready to strengthen communication and coordination with Kuwait in regional and international affairs and work for the common development and universal security of all countries.

Mishal said China a great country. Kuwait and China enjoy a time-honored friendship, and the two countries are as close as brothers. China is committed to the equality of all countries, big or small, and non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs. China is also committed to the well-being of the people of the world. A series of important initiatives and measures put forward by China are beneficial to the world. Noting that China is always a friend of Kuwait, Mishal, on behalf of the Kuwaiti people, congratulated President Xi Jinping on winning the overwhelming support of the people and his re-election as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He expressed the belief that under President Xi Jinping’s wise leadership, China will continue to develop and fulfill the mission of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The Kuwaiti side abides by the one-China principle, and stands ready to make joint efforts with China to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and open up new prospects for bilateral strategic relations.

Ding Xuexiang, Wang Yi and He Lifeng, among others, were present at the event.

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