King Saud University grants the Chinese President an honorary doctorate in management
The Saudi Crown Prince, Prime Minister, HRH Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, received Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday at the royal court at Al Yamama Palace in Riyadh.
According to “SPA”, on Thursday evening, the two sides held an official session of talks, during which they reviewed aspects of the partnership between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China.
They also reviewed coordination efforts to enhance cooperation between the two countries in various fields aligned with their vision. In addition, they discussed investment opportunities, in addition to discussing regional and international developments, and issues of common interest.
The Saudi Crown Prince and the Chinese President witnessed the exchange of several bilateral agreements and memorandums of understanding between the two countries, as follows:
The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 should be aligned with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Second: a memorandum of understanding in the field of hydrogen energy (exchanged from the Saudi side by Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy, and from the Chinese side, He Lifeng, Chairman of the State Development and Reform Commission).
Third: An agreement between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China for cooperation and judicial assistance in civil, commercial, and personal status matters (exchanged from the Saudi side, Minister of Justice Dr. Walid bin Muhammad Al-Samaani, and from the Chinese side, State Adviser and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi).
Fourth: A memorandum of cooperation for teaching the Chinese language (exchanged from the Saudi side, Minister of Education Youssef bin Abdullah Al-Bunyan, and from the Chinese side, State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi).
Fifth: A Memorandum of Understanding encouraging direct investment (exchanged by Eng. Khaled bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Minister of Investment, and from the Chinese side, Wang Wentao, Minister of Commerce).
Sixth: An action plan to activate the provisions of the Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of housing (exchanged from the Saudi side by the Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing, Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, and from the Chinese side, the Minister of Commerce, Mr. Wang Wentao).
After that, a ceremony took place to award the Chinese President an honorary doctorate in administration from King Saud University, where the university president, Dr. Badran Al-Omar, delivered a speech on this occasion, during which he announced the decision of the university council to grant the certificate as a merit and crowning for the achievements of “Jin Ping” and his exemplary efforts in management and leadership, and in gratitude for the thriving relationship and continuous cooperation between the two friendly countries.
Subsequently, the Minister of Education, Youssef bin Abdullah Al-Bunyan, and the King Saud University President presented an honorary doctorate to His Excellency the Chinese President. A commemorative photo was taken on this occasion.