Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AFP

China pledges US$23 billion in loans and aid to Arab states as it boosts ties in Middle East

Free-trade deals are also on the cards, as President Xi Jinping tells forum Beijing wants to ‘become the keeper of peace and stability’ in the region

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Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AFP
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