Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the 12th visit to Africa in the way of transit Oman Oman during the meeting with Allawi, Minister in charge of foreign affairs. The two sides on the further development of Sino-Arab friendship and cooperation-depth exchange of views. The two sides agreed to continue to maintain high-level visits and multi-level exchanges; to further tap the potential of bilateral economic cooperation, expand two-way investment and bilateral trade and strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy, infrastructure construction, agriculture, culture, education, health and other fields and cooperation; to strengthen China and Gulf Cooperation Council collective cooperation.
With regard to the Palestinian-Israeli situation, Yang said the Chinese side is deeply worried about the situation of Palestine and Israel and called on the parties concerned an immediate cease-fire, urged Israel to immediately withdraw its troops. China has consistently advocated that the two sides in the relevant United Nations resolutions, the "land for peace" principle, "the Arab peace initiative" and the "road map" plan based on the settlement of disputes through political negotiations. China is ready, including Oman and other Arab countries and the international community to accelerate the political settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli issue to play a constructive role.