(MENAFN– Emirates Information Company (WAM))
By Bansal Abdel Qader and Firas Fadel Hassan
ABU DHABI, eleventh November / WAM / The relations between China and the UAE are higher than ever, beneath the strategic management of President Xi Jinping, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Ambassador Zhang Yiming, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates. The Folks’s Republic of China advised the Emirates Information Company (WAM).
He added in an unique interview with the Emirates Information Company (WAM) on the Chinese language Embassy within the UAE that “Chinese language-Emirati friendship is sweeter than Liwa dates and extra aromatic than Arabic espresso.”
The envoy stated that the expansion in relations was mirrored in all fields, from the economic system to relations between peoples, explaining that “cooperation in training, tradition, science, know-how, sports activities and different fields has grow to be a brand new impetus for sensible cooperation between China and the UAE.”
Yiming harassed that the Chinese language language training program within the UAE has grow to be the main model of Chinese language language educating among the many “Belt and Street nations”, and the dimensions of the Chinese language neighborhood within the UAE has doubled since 2019.
54,000 college students in 158 faculties are studying Chinese language
Thus far, the Chinese language language training program within the UAE has lined 54,000 college students in 158 public faculties, and is striving to cowl 200 faculties. I’m assured that we’ll attain this purpose sooner,” the ambassador asserted, saying that the UAE is the primary Arab nation to supply Chinese language language programs in native authorities faculties.
Yiming stated that the Chinese language Faculty in Dubai, the primary Chinese language nationwide curriculum college within the United Arab Emirates, can be the one abroad college on this planet that’s linked to the Chinese language academic system. He revealed that the college, which is acknowledged by the academic departments of the 2 nations, has developed considerably up to now two years and obtained a satisfaction fee of 99.5 p.c from the scholars’ mother and father.
200,000 Chinese language residents develop to 400,000
The ambassador stated that though China, the UAE and different Arab areas are far-off, the persons are as shut to one another as one household.
“Strengthening people-to-people exchanges can be an essential consensus reached by the 2 presidents.”
He identified that the variety of Chinese language residents residing within the UAE is at present estimated at 400,000. Which means the neighborhood has doubled in dimension since 2019 when the inhabitants was estimated at 200,000. Yiming added that about 6,000 Chinese language firms function within the UAE.
The ambassador stated that the upcoming Chinese language Cultural Heart in Abu Dhabi will grow to be a brand new platform for people-to-people exchanges between the 2 nations.
He revealed that the middle, situated within the Al Nahyan camp space within the capital, is anticipated to be operational by 2023.
New alternatives in relationships
The ambassador stated that the lately concluded twentieth Nationwide Congress of the Communist Get together of China in Beijing introduced confidence and stimulation to the world, and opened new alternatives for additional cooperation between China and the UAE.
“The Get together’s Normal Secretary Xi Jinping stated that ‘the door to China’s opening-up will solely widen’ and harassed that ‘China’s improvement can’t be separated from the world, and the world wants China in its improvement,'” Yiming defined.
The ambassador, who took workplace six months in the past, harassed that China stands able to share market and funding alternatives, and share development and improvement alternatives with the United Arab Emirates and different nations on this planet. Preliminary experiences deepened my good impression of this nation. I imagine that the UAE strikes a fragile steadiness between custom and modernity, and represents the hope and way forward for Arab and Islamic nations.”
Local weather change cooperation
The envoy harassed that cooperation within the subject of local weather change has grow to be a brand new milestone within the sensible cooperation between China and the UAE.
He defined that China introduced its plan to realize carbon neutrality by 2060, launched ten main initiatives to succeed in the height of carbon emissions, and pushed for progress in low-carbon improvement and inexperienced transformation.
All of this supplies important guiding ideas for our local weather cooperation. The envoy famous that China and the UAE have taken measures for now, whereas strengthening cooperation in renewable vitality sources corresponding to photo voltaic and wind vitality, exploring modern cooperation in vitality, science and know-how, and pushing ahead the transformation and upgrading of the commercial construction.
“We’re additionally working collectively on the deep integration of latest applied sciences such because the Web, large knowledge, synthetic intelligence, and 5G with inexperienced and low-carbon industries,” stated Yiming.