Analysts say the Gulf region is an important part of Beijing’s plan to build a high-level, free-trade network with several countries. Photo: EPA-EFE
Analysts say the Gulf region is an important part of Beijing’s plan to build a high-level, free-trade network with several countries. Photo: EPA-EFE

China meets Gulf oil bloc with sights set on free-trade agreement and energy security

  • High-level delegation of Gulf Cooperation Council members visited China this week and agreed that conditions are ripe for a strategic partnership
  • However, few specifics are given on potential energy cooperation, and previous rounds of talks and strategic dialogues failed to produce such a free-trade agreement

Topic |   Energy diplomacy
Analysts say the Gulf region is an important part of Beijing’s plan to build a high-level, free-trade network with several countries. Photo: EPA-EFE
Analysts say the Gulf region is an important part of Beijing’s plan to build a high-level, free-trade network with several countries. Photo: EPA-EFE
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