Bahraini FM highlights importance of king's visit to China-Xinhua

Bahraini FM highlights importance of king's visit to China

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-28 23:36:15

MANAMA, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The visit of Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to China will open a new era of cooperation and boost bilateral relations, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said on Tuesday.

At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Bahraini king will pay a state visit to China from May 28 to June 1 and attend the opening ceremony of the 10th Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum.

King Hamad's visit to China reflects the depth of relations between the two leaderships and the two friendly peoples, as it coincides with the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Al Zayani was quoted by the Bahrain News Agency as saying.

"The Bahraini-Chinese relations have witnessed, in recent years, significant developments, with the support of the two leaderships," said the minister.

The most recent summit between the Bahraini king and the Chinese president was held in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on the sidelines of their participation in the first China-Arab States Summit in December 2022, he recalled.

During King Hamad's current visit to China, the two leaders will address strengthening the longstanding friendly ties and bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, commercial, investment and development fields, said Al Zayani, adding that a number of deals will be signed to expand cooperation in various fields.

Al Zayani noted that the two leaders will also discuss the regional and international developments and challenges, including the situation in the Palestinian coastal enclave of Gaza Strip, the efforts being made at all levels to cease fire and protect civilians, as well as the repercussions of the Gaza conflict on the humanitarian conditions of the civilians.