1 18, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao held a press conference in Doha, Chinese and foreign reporters to answer questions. Xinhua News Agency reporters Xie Huan and Chi She
Xinhua News Agency, Doha, January 18 – Premier Wen Jiabao at the end of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Gulf official visit on the eve of the three countries, in 18 in Doha Chinese and foreign reporters at a reception, access to the media about the situation.
I took the Chinese people’s deep feelings of the Arab people to visit
Wen Jiabao: Reporters friends, I Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, three countries, Qatar has five-day visit, the time is short, but fruitful. I took the Chinese people’s deep feelings of the Arab people to visit, its purpose is to further promote China and the Gulf countries, friendly relations and cooperation between.
my contacts with the leaders reached broad consensus on a common decision to further enhance the relationship between China and the three countries. China and Saudi Arabia agreed to enhance bilateral relations under the framework of the strategic level, China and the United Arab Emirates announced a strategic partnership between China and Qatar decided to strengthen the contacts between the leaders, to enhance strategic mutual trust.
leaders visited and I believe that development, including political, economic, and cultural, including the all-round cooperation serves the fundamental interests of their respective countries. We reached many of these cooperation agreements, and earnestly implement the decision as to promote bilateral pragmatic cooperation. I should say that this visit was a success, I would like to Qatar before leaving to meet with reporters who see and listen to what questions should you ask me, I am willing to answer.
QNA: Your Excellency Prime Minister Wen Jiabao today with Qatar’s leaders that you met and held talks, the two sides reached a lot of co-operation agreement, the two sides on cooperation in the field of investment, especially investment in Qatar and China Qatar’s investment in China reached an agreement. Areas in which the two sides will carry out such cooperation?
Wen Jiabao: As we all know, Qatar is a country rich in natural gas. Qatar to establish long-term stability with all-round partnership of natural gas is an important issue. But as you said, we are not limited to today’s topic, we are talking about a wider range, including investment cooperation. This cooperation was most needed in Qatar and pressing the oil downstream processing. Taizhou in Zhejiang Province signed a joint agreement to build refinery, hope that more Chinese enterprises to participate in infrastructure construction in Qatar, through their own strength to fight the bid, bring benefits to both sides through cooperation, which will increase between the two peoples understanding and friendship.
I do something important to add: In order to solve the investment problem and needs financial support. So we reached an agreement that is linked to financial and investment cooperation agreement. Qatar in trade settlement also made on the implementation of the best in local currency settlement, and proposed a specific ratio, I think this proposal can be studied.
China supports the Middle East a nuclear-free zones established a firm position
Qatar Al Jazeera: Your Excellency, we know that the Middle East is undergoing dramatic change. So far, the most striking in the Middle East is Syria, said Syria revolution or crisis. So now there are some voices that want Syria to the Security Council, because the Syrian Arab League to resolve the issues raised by the initiative and there is no effect, China’s position on this issue is? My second problem is that Iran is now with the neighbors and the tight relations between Western countries, then China is the position? We know that a large number of Chinese buying oil from Iran.
Wen: We are very concerned about the situation in the Gulf and the Middle East, especially the hot issues, such as Syria. Syria’s turmoil has been going on for a long time, we held in Syria on three points: first, to Syria to seek a peaceful and political solution, and oppose and prevent the killing of innocent civilians, Syria to restore the normal order. Secondly, we must respect the Syrian people for change requests and demands to safeguard their own interests. Third, we should play the role of the Arab League, especially the Arab League for Syria’s role in the investigation and mediation for Syria problems through peaceful dialogue and political means to resolve help. Our aim is to solve the problem, including changes to meet the requirements of the people, continue to develop economy and improve people’s livelihood, so that instability in Syria and the country also has to be stability and development.
on Iran, Iraq, the world’s nuclear issue is a major hot spot. In this issue I would like to express three points: First, China’s staunch opposition to Iran manufacture and possession of nuclear weapons, and advocated the establishment of the Middle East nuclear-free zone, this position is firm. Second, China supports the mechanism of the six countries to continue his good offices for the Iraqi nuclear issue peacefully, resolved as soon as possible. Also hope the international community to work together to promote this thing can be achieved as soon as possible. Third, there is no doubt that China and Iran have normal trade relations, but we will not take the principle of making a deal. We support United Nations resolutions related to Iran’s nuclear issue, and four voted in favor of these resolutions, we will always comply with these resolutions, the resolution will not be in violation of any move.
Saudi Oriental News: hello, you just said in his speech that China advocates the establishment of nuclear-free zone in the Middle East, how do you think that Israel has nuclear weapons?
You mentioned that you visit, China and Gulf countries to establish a strategic partnership, but we know that the Gulf countries are valued status of Muslims around the world, in this case, What do you think recent events in some parts of China’s Muslims and the government’s conflict?
Wen Jiabao: China supports the Middle East a nuclear-free zones established a firm position. As you mentioned, I do not fully understand. But I can clearly say that we are in this position for all Middle East countries, without exception. China and Arab countries to establish strategic partnerships related to natural religion, in fact, the relationship between China and Arab countries can be traced back to two thousand two hundred years before the earliest, which is the ancient Silk Road. You probably do not know, is China’s ancient Silk Road at sea Muslim Zheng He’s time to open up. The world’s Muslim nations, a total of 1.5 billion people, we respect the Muslim civilization. Similarly, China has nearly 20 million Muslims, we respect their lifestyle, and in the political, economic and social status with other nations on equal treatment. I wonder if you is not been to China, if you’ve been, you will see many parts of the Muslim Mosque, Chinese Muslims living in their own custom work. Freedom of religion and ethnic equality, is an important principle.
China and the Arab nation without any remaining issues, disputes and feud, only common interests, are facing the common task of development
Xinhua News Agency: Premier Wen Hello, I Xinhua Agency correspondent, as you just said, you visit to further enhance the strategic relations with Arab countries, I ask you this line, where the biggest gains? Where is the biggest achievement? China and Arab countries to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in China’s future foreign policy will occupy what position?
Wen: My trip to the Gulf, the Gulf state’s biggest feeling is that the Chinese people’s friendship. Yesterday, in the way to Dubai City, I walked into the coffee shop, sitting there talking with the Arabs, both sitting next to the UAE also have Jordanian. I think they are so warm to me. I did not think I move, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister His Royal Highness was known, he wrote on his micro-Bo, the Chinese Premier in the coffee shop and talk to people, very humble, modest in China and the Arab culture of shared values. UAE will develop relations with China as a priority foreign policy.
I feel a little regret that the leaders of China and the Gulf countries, a high-level contacts have a little something. My visit to Saudi Arabia is China’s premier first time in 20 years after the first visit, I am the UAE, Qatar, the Prime Minister’s visit is the first visit to China.
Some people think that I have come for the oil comes, I think the problem look slimmer. Should say that I am come for friendship. I visited the biggest gain is that the two sides have enhanced mutual political trust, we have the same or similar historical experience, China and the Arab nation without any remaining issues, disputes and feud, only common interests, are facing the common task of development, In the current international financial crisis continues to deepen and spread the complex and volatile international situation, the Chinese people of all countries should cooperate with the Gulf, the Arab people, and work together to meet challenges and overcome difficulties.
in the Gulf and the Middle East political instability in some countries, the Chinese people and peoples of the world, like the inner anxiety, we hope that as a big country to take up their responsibilities, together with the people with the world, with the Gulf countries and the Arab countries to stand with the people, through peaceful and political means to properly address these issues, make this region to peace.
Phoenix: If the Strait of Hormuz in case of problems, the Chinese how to ensure security of supply? Mentioned many times you visit WANA problem, do you think the government of a country from West Asia, North Africa, drawing on what state?
Wen Jiabao: We are very concerned about the security of the Strait of Hormuz, because the Strait of Hormuz is a major international shipping channel. We believe that, no matter under what circumstances, should ensure the security of the Strait of Hormuz, to ensure the normal shipping, because it is the world’s interest, the interests of mankind as a whole, to take on this issue any extreme measures are contrary to the world aspirations of the countries and peoples.
I really was in talks with world leaders, on many occasions and the current situation in West Asia, North Africa, the Gulf and the Middle East carried out in depth. I made it clear that people of all countries to respect and protect their own interests for change demands, the reason I say this because I think that history is ultimately a people have created. The responsibility of any government is the people’s interests, in addition to this, except that it should not have any privileges.
in the information under the conditions of the country’s management, policy and planning coordination, more than ever more complex. In this case, people have become increasingly demanding of the government. The reason why I have repeatedly stressed that reform, not only to carry out economic reform, but also the political system, the most important thing the government should close ties with the masses, listen to their opinions and voices, to improve the government’s efforts to better economic development, improve people’s livelihood, for the benefit of the people. Any turbulence has its internal and external, but I think, internal or essential. For a responsible government, is to firmly, bravely take responsibility, and not self-serving.
I am China’s oil supply is not that worried about
Associated Press: On your visit, whether it referred to the Iranian sanctions, is also considering not Europe import oil from Iran, China is worried about its own oil supply?
Wen Jiabao: I just talked about, for the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on the Iranian nuclear issue, China will resolutely implement. However, I also clearly said that China’s oil trade with Iran in the normal trading activities. I believe that oil trade with Iran must not only China, just as Libya’s oil trade is not limited, like China. Legitimate economic and trade should be protected, otherwise the world economic order will be chaos. I am China’s oil supply is not that worried, I did not this time with world leaders talking about this issue.
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