|Wang Yi Meets with Minister of Economy and Trade Raed Khoury of Lebanon|
On July 10, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in Beijing with Minister of Economy and Trade Raed Khoury of Lebanon who was in China for the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum.
Wang Yi expressed that China-Lebanon relations have maintained the sound and stable development for a long time. China welcomes the active response of Lebanon to the joint construction of the Belt and Road and congratulates Lebanon on becoming the 87th member state of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. China supports the efforts of the Lebanese government in developing its economy, and will continue to encourage Chinese enterprises with strength and good reputation to invest and establish business in Lebanon and actively participate in the infrastructure construction in Lebanon. It is hoped that Lebanon will provide more convenience and preferential conditions to create a better business environment for Chinese enterprises. China is willing to continue to strengthen bilateral practical cooperation in the process of the joint construction of the Belt and Road and promote bilateral relations for constant and forward-looking development. China will continue to provide assistance within its capacity for Lebanon to deal with the refugee issue.
Raed Khoury expressed that Lebanon thanks China's long-term support for helping with Lebanon's stability and development. Lebanon is currently at the stage of reconstruction and eagerly expects China to actively participate in the economic reconstruction and social development process of Lebanon, especially to help Lebanon with its infrastructure construction. Lebanon stands ready to provide as many conveniences as possible for Chinese enterprises.