China’s Summit establishes a new historical phase in the Gulf-Chinese cooperation: Saudi Crown Prince
Saudi Crown Prince, HRH Mohammed bin Salman asserted on Friday, that the Gulf-Chinese summit establishes a new historical stage in Gulf-Chinese cooperation, expressing the Kingdom’s aspiration to cooperate with China in various fields and take it to broader horizons.
“We meet under exceptional circumstances and challenges that require us to cooperate,” he said in an opening speech to the Gulf-China summit in Riyadh, in the presence of the Chinese president.
“The summit reflects the common desire to strengthen Chinese-Gulf cooperation,” he added, praising Beijing’s success story.
“We discussed the establishment of a Chinese-Gulf free trade zone, and we are exploring opportunities for cooperation with China in the areas of food security and supply chains,” he added.
The Saudi crown prince stressed the agreement with China on the need to confront the common challenges facing humanity.
He also said that the GCC countries affirm their continued role as a reliable source of energy to meet the needs of the world and China.
The Saudi crown prince stressed that strengthening security and stability in the region will only be achieved with the exit of “militias” from the region and the cessation of external interference in its affairs.
It is noteworthy that, on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prince Muhammad bin Salman chaired the “Riyadh-Gulf-Chinese Summit for Cooperation and Development”, in the presence of leaders and heads of delegations of the Gulf Cooperation Council states and the People’s Republic of China, at the King Abdulaziz International Center. Conferences in Riyadh.
For his part, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, “We will continue our unwavering support for the security of the Gulf countries, and we will continue to import oil in large quantities from the Gulf countries.”
“The Gulf Cooperation Council has succeeded in overcoming global challenges,” he added, in his speech at the Gulf-Chinese Summit in Riyadh, noting that the Gulf countries and China can achieve economic and industrial integration.
“We are working together to achieve the principle of non-interference in the affairs of other countries,” he said, praising Saudi Arabia’s efforts to host the first Chinese-Gulf summit.
It is noteworthy that Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, on a 3-day official visit, during which he will hold bilateral meetings and participate in 3 summits:
A Saudi-Chinese summit chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Chinese president, with the participation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
A Gulf-Chinese summit with the participation of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
An Arab-Chinese summit with the participation of leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Arab countries.
The three summits discussed strengthening relations in all fields.