China-OIC Strengthened Relations To Promote Peace, Development: Experts

ISLAMABAD – Experts from different countries at an online seminar, yesterday said, the strengthened relations between China and members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will promote peace, harmony and development in the region and beyond.

The seminar, convened by Pakistani think tank Asian Institute of Eco-civilisation Research and Development, was attended by participants from countries including Pakistan, China, Iraq, Algeria and Germany.

Addressing the conference, Farrukh Iqbal Khan, a career diplomat of Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that, China and Islamic countries need to build cooperation to combat multiple challenges in the changing global dynamics.

“China is an important global and regional player, both politically and economically…and in that role, China obviously engages with nearly every regional and multilateral organisation, for a mutually beneficial and respectable partnership,” Khan said.

The participation of Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, in the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC, recently held here, reflects China’s willingness to take friendship and cooperation with the Islamic world to new heights, South-west Asia Coordinator of the Schiller Institute, Hussein Askary, from Iraq, said.

China has been playing an important role in facilitating the development of Islamic countries, by launching a number of initiatives of economic value, both at bilateral and multilateral levels, hence prompting peace, stability and development, Askary said.

Smaine Djella, a researcher and an expert of political science and international relations from Algeria, said, the unity, justice, development, partnership and bridge building, the OIC promotes is in line with China’s vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind.

The enthusiasm of the OIC members to build a closer partnership with China heralds their trust on the Chinese leadership, he said.

He added that, China continues to extend a helping hand to Islamic countries, to bring peace, resolve conflicts and foster sustainable development, to lift the living standards of the common people.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *