The final statement of the Riyadh-Gulf-Chinese Summit for Cooperation and Development

Statement text:

  1. The leaders agreed to strengthen the existing strategic partnership between the GCC and China, emphasized pushing it toward new horizons in various political, economic, and cultural fields, and approved the joint action plan for the coming period (2023-2027 AD) to achieve this.
  2. The leaders directed the continuation of the strategic dialogue between the two sides at all levels to discuss issues of common concern, coordinate positions on them, support international economic recovery efforts, and address the negative economic effects of the Corona pandemic and other challenges.
  3. The leaders emphasized the importance of mutual support to achieve the common interests of both sides, as China supports the efforts of the GCC states to preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity, maintain its security and stability, and achieve integrated development. The GCC states also support China’s efforts to develop its economy, maintain its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and adhere to the one-China principle.
  4. The leaders stressed the importance of continuing to deepen cooperation between the two sides in the fields of energy, trade, investment, finance, industry, advanced technology, space, and health.
  5. The leaders expressed their keenness to promote dialogue among civilizations, communication, and mutual benefit between different cultures.
  6. The leaders praised the State of Qatar’s success in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, its good organization, and its positive effects on the human heritage and the cultural, cultural, and intellectual rapprochement between the peoples of the world. The leaders also denounced the malicious media campaigns directed against the State of Qatar.
  7. The leaders expressed their condemnation of terrorism, whatever its source, and their rejection of all its forms and manifestations, and worked on drying up its sources of financing. They also expressed their determination to strengthen regional and international efforts to combat terrorism and extremism.
  8. The leaders discussed regional and international issues, where visions agreed on the importance of concerted efforts to achieve peace, security, stability, and prosperity in all parts of the world and the priority of restoring international peace and security through mutual respect and cooperation between countries to achieve development and progress.
  9. The leaders emphasized the need to support the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Gulf region.
  10. The two sides stressed the need for relations between the Arab Gulf states and Iran to be based on the principle of good neighborliness, non-interference in internal affairs, and respect for states’ independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.
  11. The leaders stressed the importance of a comprehensive dialogue with the participation of the countries of the region to address the Iranian nuclear file.
  12. The leaders affirmed their support for all peaceful efforts, including the initiative and endeavors of the United Arab Emirates to reach a peaceful solution to the issue of the three islands.
  13. The leaders called on the Republic of Iraq to respect the sovereignty of the State of Kuwait and its lands’ sanctity and abide by Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution No. 833 and the agreements concluded between the two countries and deposited with the United Nations.
  14. The leaders stressed the need to reach a just solution to the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution, in accordance with relevant United Nations resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Stopping settlement and all unilateral measures and respecting the historical status quo in the city of Jerusalem and its sanctities.
  15. The leaders affirmed their support for the Presidential Leadership Council in Yemen, headed by His Excellency President Dr. Rashad Al-Alimi, expressing their hope for a political solution.