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Wang Yi Meets with Omani Deputy Prime Minister Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said

On March 29, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Omani Deputy Prime Minister Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said in Muscat.

Wang Yi said, China and Oman are both peace-loving countries with a long history. The ancient "Maritime Silk Road" that once linked the two peoples was the starting point for the friendly exchanges between the two countries and the bond of traditional friendship between China and the Arab world. The China-Oman relationship has become a model of the equal, mutually beneficial and win-win relationship between a major country and a small one. Both sides have continuously deepened their strategic partnership through enhancing political mutual trust and firmly supporting each other on the issues related to each other's core interests. During this visit, the two sides agreed to deepen the synergy between China's Belt and Road Initiative and Oman's "2040 Vision", and expand cooperation for the benefits of the two peoples. Both China and Oman actively advocate democratizing international relations, upholding multilateralism, and safeguarding the international system with the UN as the core and the international order based on international law. The two countries agreed to make joint efforts to pass on and carry forward their traditional friendship and strive to achieve greater development of their strategic partnership in the new era.

Wang Yi pointed out, China never seeks its own gains or sphere of influence in the Middle East, nor will it participate in geographical competition in the region. China stands ready to promote the South-South cooperation with the Middle East countries, defend the common interests, and facilitate common development. China supports the Middle East countries as the masters of their own fates to peacefully solve their hotspot issues and problems left over from history through dialogue and consultation. China believes the countries in the region can work together to build a more peaceful, stable and prosperous Middle East as long as they can understand, tolerate and trust each other. China praises Oman's moderate and pragmatic foreign policy, and recognizes its efforts to make extensive contacts with other countries in the region and its unique role in maintaining regional peace and stability. China will continue to be a reliable and long-term partner for Oman and other Middle East countries.

Fahd said, China plays a key role in both regional and international arenas and makes significant contribution to the peaceful development in the region and across the globe. Oman cherishes its friendship with China, and is willing to vigorously expand cooperation with China and promote further development of the bilateral ties. In view of the many conflicts and disputes in the Middle East, the countries within the region should seek unity in weal and woe. Oman praises China's consistent adherence to the principle of mutual trust and mutual benefit in its foreign policy, and hopes that China will further exert its influence and make greater contribution to the bright future of the Middle East and the world. Oman is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with China and make unremitting efforts to achieve regional peace and stability.

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