Ali Al Dhaheri, the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to China, recently shared his views with China Daily website and China Arab TV on China's development, the Belt and Road Initiative, mutual investment and Chinese culture.
Before coming to China, Al Dhaheri thought he knew China very well, but by the time he started working here, he saw how rapid the development was. Al Dhaheri said he "admire" China's technological development and that's what impresses him most.
Under the leadership of Chinese government, China has achieved rapid development in many fields, such as energy and railways, Al Dhaheri said.
He spoke highly of the Belt and Road Initiative, and said it's an initiative bringing economic and social benefits to participant countries.
Companies from the UAE have invested on more than 650 projects in China which cover various industries like energy, ports and banking. "There are many opportunities," Al Dhaheri said.
Al Dhaheri's entire family is learning Chinese and he praised Chinese people for their patriotism, hard-work and tenacity.
Al Dhaheri said that Chinese civilization has a very long history and contains precious wealth.