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Security, Trade Top Agenda During Wang Yi’s Meeting With Gulf Ministers in New York

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi posing alongside his counterparts from Gulf Cooperation Council countries for a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Image via Xinhua.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on Tuesday with a group of six ministers from Persian Gulf countries and the General Secretary of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Nayef Al-Hajraf, for a wide-ranging session on trade and security issues.

The meeting took place in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Updates on the status of ongoing free trade talks between China and the GCC topped the agenda. Wang, according to the Xinhua readout, also thanked the GCC countries for their support in backing “China’s legitimate demands” regarding Beijing’s policies regarding “Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and human rights.”

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