Backing what looks like the strong horse in this age of Obamaite appeasement. “China seeks mutual support, co-op with Islamic world,” from Xinhua, June 18:
BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met here Friday with Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, pledging to enhance cooperation with the OIC.
Yang said the OIC is playing a more and more important role in international and regional affairs, and China is willing to further enhance exchanges and cooperation with the organization.
“China and the Islamic world shared a long-term friendship,” Yang said. China hoped that the two sides would continue to support one another on issues concerning each other’s core interests….
Ihsanoglu hailed the traditional friendship and the broad prospects for cooperation between the two sides. He said the OIC attaches great importance to relations with China, and is ready to promote the development of friendly cooperation between China and the Islamic nations….