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Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed begins state visit to China

Sheikh Mohammed is leading the UAE delegation to the Second Belt and Road Conference for International Cooperation in Beijing

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed begins state visit to China
Sheikh Mohammed held a meeting with Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has embarked on a state visit to China.

He is leading the UAE delegation to the Second Belt and Road Conference for International Cooperation, which commenced on Thursday in Beijing.

The conference, which runs until Saturday, features the participation of 40 leaders of countries around the world and over 150 delegates.

A statement said Sheikh Mohammed held a meeting with Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang. The two leaders discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries under the leadership of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

They also discussed ways to achieve common development objectives and usher a new phase of cooperation in the fields of economy, culture, tourism and education, in addition to promoting investment opportunities as part of the Belt and Road initiative, the statement added.

During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the rapid growth in UAE-China relations and the strong friendship between the two countries.

He said that the historic visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE was a landmark event in the growth of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Sheikh Mohammed also expressed his appreciation for the vision of the Chinese leadership for enhancing cooperation with Arab countries.