GCC-China Sustainable Development Forum

Symposium 33

  • 12 December 2012

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the United Arab Emirates, organized a Forum entitled “GCC-China Sustainable Development Forum,” on December 12, 2012 at the Sheikh Zayid bin Sultan Al Nahyan Hall at the ECSSR office complex in Abu Dhabi.

The Forum opened with the Welcoming Remarks of His Excellency Dr. Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Director General the ECSSR. The Keynote Addresses was delivered by Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade; His Excellency Wang Zhizhen, Vice Chairwoman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC); His Excellency Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and His Excellency Mohammed Thani Murshed Ghannem Al-Rumaithi, Chairman of the Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The Forum consisted of three panels and a closing session. The first panel covered the subject, “Economic Transformation and Sustainable Development,” while Panel II featured two special dialog sessions titled “GCC-China Stability and Development” and “GCC-China Investment and Trade Prospects.” Panel III deliberated on “Prospects of GCC-China Cooperation.”

Many high-ranking officials and eminent experts participated in this Forum, including Dr. Jassim Al-Khalofi, Director of Asian Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs; His Excellency Abdul Rahim Hassan Naqi Secretary, Federation of GCC Chambers; His Excellency Li Jinjun Deputy Minister International Department of the CPC Central Committtee; HE Mao Rubai, Chairman of the Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC).




Wednesday 12 December 2012