Chinese spokesperson: China is prepared to increase youth interaction with Arab nations.
China on Tuesday praised the growing goodwill toward it among Arabs and pledged to forge tighter relations with the nations in the area.
Speaking at a regular news briefing in Beijing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Mao Ning responded to a recent study on China-Arab relations that was carried out by a Dubai-based PR agency.
In 18 Arab nations, 3,600 persons between the ages of 18 and 24 were polled, and 80 percent of those questioned ranked China as one of their top allies.
Numerous survey studies from recent years have shown rising positive attitudes about China among citizens in Arab nations. Mao told the conference that his Arab friends, particularly the younger generation, saw China as a loyal, kind, and trustworthy friend.
“Friendly contacts between China and Arab nations have a long history. The future of our long-standing relationship will be carried on by young people, who are also our friendly cooperation’s source of strength and optimism, according to Mao.
The spokesman said, “China stands ready to cooperate with Arab nations to further promote youth exchange and solidify the public foundation for developing a China-Arab community with a shared future in the new era.”