China in discussions with Gulf states about formation of GCC FTA

GCC FTA: China wants to establish  a Free Trade Area (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC),  President Xi Jinping told  its  Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Abdel Latif al-Zayani at a meeting in Riyadh this week.  “We hope that the FTA will soon be established,” he said.
During the meeting, the two leaders also discussed potential collaboration in the fields of of infrastructure development, energy, including nuclear, space exploration, communications, and finance and investment, with Xi assuring al-Zayani that China intended  to become a stable, reliable and long-term energy customer for the Gulf states. 

Source: xinhuanet