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Xi to attend opening ceremony of 10th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum

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Xi to attend opening ceremony of 10th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum

2024-05-30 08:50 Last Updated At:12:27

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the 10th ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum and deliver a keynote speech in Beijing on Thursday.

Wang Yi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chinese foreign minister, will co-chair the meeting with Mohamed Salem Ould Merzouk, Mauritania's minister of foreign affairs, cooperation and Mauritanians abroad.

Foreign ministers or representatives of the Arab states and secretary general of the League of Arab States will attend the meeting.

The China-Arab States Cooperation Forum is a formal dialogue initiative between China and the Arab League established in 2004. It serves as the primary multilateral coordination mechanism between China and the Arab states.

Xi to attend opening ceremony of 10th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum

Xi to attend opening ceremony of 10th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum

Xi to attend opening ceremony of 10th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum

Xi to attend opening ceremony of 10th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum

China's railways carried a total of 337 million tons of freight in May this year, up 2.8 percent year on year, with demand for coal-driven electricity as a driving force behind the movement.

The month saw nearly 71 million tons of freight transported by containers, up 20 percent year on year, according to statistics from China Railway.

According to China Railway, demand for electricity as summer approaches is keeping the railway system at high capacity. To support coal transportation of coal within the country and the export of Xinjiang coal, the average daily loading of coal on railways nationwide remained above 80,000 wagons and 55,000 wagons, respectively.

In international freight transport, China sent a total of 1,724 freight trains to Europe in May, sending 186,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of cargo, up 14 percent and 13 percent respectively year on year, setting a record for transport volume in a single month.

The China-Laos Railway carried 473,000 tons of cargo across the border in the month, up 16.2 percent year-on-year, along with a surge in fruit and vegetables transported to and from Southeast Asia.

China continues to promote its campaign to shift road freight to rail. Ports across the country are improving ship-to-train transshipment solutions with an average of 33,600 wagons transshipped per day, up 15.4 percent year-on-year.

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

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