The third China-Arab Press Cooperation Forum was held in Guangzhou on Tuesday April 24th, 2012 to promote Sino-Arab trade and economic relations.
Under the theme of “strengthening media cooperation to promote bilateral trade and economic relations”, delegates attending the meeting discussed the importance of the media in bilateral economic and trade relations and utilizing new media technology to promote ties. Around 100 experts, scholars and government officials attended.
Wang Zhongwei, deputy minister of the State Council Information Office of China, said that trade and economic cooperation is the oldest and most active tie in Sino-Arab relations, adding that Arabian countries have become China’s seventh-largest trade partner.
The China-Arab Press Cooperation Forum was co-hosted by the State Council Information Office and the Secretariat of the League of Arab States.
It is to be noted that the first forum was held in Beijing in 2008, and the second was held in 2010 in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.
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