Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Wednesday in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on an official visit that will last until Friday.
The Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”, stated that the visit came at the invitation of the Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The visit aims to strengthen the historical relations and the distinguished strategic partnership that unites the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China.
During the visit, a Saudi-Chinese summit will be held, chaired by King Salman and President Xi, with the participation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The visit program will include the presence of the President of China, the “Riyadh-Gulf-Chinese Summit for Cooperation and Development” and the “Riyadh-Chinese Arab Summit for Cooperation and Development.”
This came with the participation of the leaders of the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and the Arab countries, according to SPA.
During the two summits, ways to enhance joint relations in all fields will be discussed, and prospects for economic and development cooperation will be discussed.
The General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council announced that the Gulf-Chinese summit will be held on Friday, while the Secretary-General of the Council, Nayef Al-Hajraf, stressed in a statement the importance of Gulf-Chinese relations, as China is the first trading partner of the GCC countries.
The Saudi Press Agency reported that more than 20 preliminary agreements with a value exceeding SAR 110 billion, equivalent to about $29 billion, will be signed, in addition to the signing of the strategic partnership document between the Kingdom and China, and the harmonization plan between the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the Belt and Road Initiative, as will be announced about the launch of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between Saudi Arabia and China.