The First Session “China Arab Towns Forum”

The first session “China Arab Towns Forum” will be hold from Jun 16th to 19th, 2014 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. The hosts of forum are the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Fujian Provincial Government and Arab Towns Organization. The organizers of the forum are China and Arab Friendship Association, Foreign Affairs Office of Quanzhou Municipal Government and Fujian Provincial Government.

I. Theme of the Forum

Theme of the forum is “Starting Point of Silk Road, New Chapter of Cooperation”.
The forum includes discussions of establishment of “Silk Road Economic Zone” and “21 Century Ocean Silk Road”, the prospect of trade and investment between China and Arab cities, forum organization mechanism, the hosting city and theme of next session. Topics on urbanization, sustainable development and city management are welcome.

II. Participants

Representatives from the 22 Arab League States Members, Arab diplomatic envoys stationed in China, representatives of China cities, Arab media representatives in Beijing, China major medias, around 300 people in total.