中东和平论坛，英文名称为Middle East Peace Forum(MEPF)，创建于2013年6月，是由中国阿拉伯交流协会倡导举办的一个非政府非盈利性高级别中东和平与安全国际论坛。论坛由中国非政府组织出面主办，旨在强化中国对中东和平事业及中东事务的积极参与的地位和作用，旨在为国际战略家和智库领导人提供探讨中东和平与安全问题、寻求建设性解决方案的平台，为中东的和平与繁荣、地区的稳定与发展做出贡献。
China-Arab Exchange Association is a non-profit social organization initiated and formed by personalities, social activists and scholars from all circles in China and Arab countries in January 2008. Its aim is to improve mutual understanding & friendly cooperation between Chinese people & Arab people and promote common development. For the purpose of “letting Arab know China and letting China know Arab”, China-Arab Exchange Association carries out non-governmental exchange and dialogue activities actively and extensively. The Chairman of the association is the former Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister, former Vice Director of the Information Office of China’s State Council, Vice Secretary General & Press Spokesman of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People's Congress and former Chinese Ambassador to France ,Zhou Jue.
Exchange activities of China-Arab Exchange Association are made in a variety of ways mainly including: mutual visit & inspection, carrying out international seminars & report meetings of various fields, hosting or participating in bilateral & multilateral exchange activities and jointly hosting symposiums & report meetings on fields & related issues of common concern with Arab groups & organizations. In addition, China-Arab Exchange Association also assists on Arab non-governmental organizations to provide development aid and poverty alleviation projects to China.
China-Arab Exchange Association has regular contact with China’s central & local authorities, institutions, organizations & enterprises and keeps close relation & cooperation with Committee of Arab Ambassador to China, Representative Office of Arab League in China & Embassies of Arab countries to China as well. China-Arab Exchange Association would like to act as a go-between for Arab people to develop various forms of communication, economic exchange & cooperation and promote development in poverty-stricken areas with China.
Since the establishment eight years ago, China-Arab Exchange Association has been devoted to promoting the non-governmental friendly exchange & cooperation in fields of energy, finance, economy, trade, investment, education & travel between China & Arab countries. It has become one of the important platforms for China and Arab to carry out bilateral non-governmental diplomacy.
China-Arab Exchange Association has established the following cooperation mechanism platforms:
(I) Arab- China Investment & Trade Negotiation Meeting
Arab-China Investment & Trade Negotiation Meeting is a professional conference & exhibition platform built jointly by China-Arab Exchange Association and Chinese local government to promote the investment and trade cooperation between China and Arab themed by “bringing-in” & “going global”, focusing on showing the investment environment, image, policies and business opportunities of Chinese local government to promote Arab merchants to invest in China and focusing on showing the investment environment, image, policies and business opportunities of Arab countries to actively lead Chinese enterprises to invest abroad. The Negotiation Meeting focuses on pragmatic cooperation, adopting the methods of “bringing together to communicate” before meeting, “one-to-one & face-to-face” negotiation in the meeting and follow-up service after meeting, which make it become the best “incubator” of China-Arab investment cooperation projects.
(II) Arab- China Industry & Commerce Summit
Arab-China Industry & Commerce Summit is initiated and hosted by China-Arab Exchange Association aimed at feeling the pulse of China-Arab strategic cooperation trend, piercing China-Arab business opportunities, showing pioneer models of China-Arab industrial & commercial leaders and building strategic cooperation relationship of comprehensive cooperation & common development. It is a grand summit of industrial and commercial leaders in China and Arab countries, a gathering meeting of countries’ political officers & think tank and a professional, authoritative, comprehensive meeting on conducting negotiation & cooperation on energy, finance, investment & trade as well.
(III) Arab-ChinaWomen's Summit
Arab-ChinaWomen's Summit is founded by the China-Arab Exchange Association as an important cooperation mechanism for exchanges and cooperation between women in China and Arab countries, aiming to further promote the friendly and cooperative relations between China-Arab women's groups and women. The eternal theme of the summit is friendship, cooperation, development and win-win. The summit is held annually in China and a Arab country in rotation.
（IV）Middle East Peace Forum
Founded in June 2013, Middle East Peace Forum (hereinafter referred to as MEPF) is a non-governmental non-profit high-level international forum on Middle East peace and security advocated by China-Arab Exchange Association. Held by Chinese non-governmental organization (NGO), MEPF aims to strengthen China's status and role in actively participating in the cause of peace and affairs in Middle East, and to provide international strategists and think tanks with a platform of discussing Middle East peace and security issues and seeking constructive solutions.