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Leaders’ meetings at the Arab-Chinese Summit pave way for a new phase

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz received participants in the Arab-Chinese summit in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Friday.

 

A large number of Arab leaders, headed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi also arrived in Riyadh on a visit that continued from Thursday and Friday to attend the summit.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Riyadh and was received by the custodian of the holy mosques and the Crown Prince.

Xi’s historic visit to the Middle East from Wednesday to Saturday ushered in a more robust era of comprehensive and in-depth development of relations between China and the Arab countries, China and the GCC, and China and Saudi Arabia.

Three Chinese-Arab summits were held in the capital, Riyadh, from December 7 to 10, in the presence of 30 leaders of countries and international organizations, headed by the Saudi king, his crown prince.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the Riyadh-Chinese Gulf Summit for Cooperation and Development, and the Riyadh-Chinese Arab Summit for Cooperation and Development, with the participation of leaders of the GCC and Arab countries.

Among participants in the Arab-Chinese summit was Tunisian President Kais Saied, where the Tunisian presidency announced that he had arrived in Riyadh to participate in the first summit of its kind, on a visit extending from December 8 to 10, 2022, at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Also, the Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Al-Ghazwani, arrived in Saudi Arabia to participate in the summit, accompanied by several ministers and senior officials.

According to “QNA” agency, the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad, arrived in Riyadh to participate in the 43rd meeting of the GCC at the level of the summit, the Riyadh-Chinese Gulf Summit for Cooperation and Development, and the Riyadh-Chinese Arab Summit for Cooperation and Development.

The Media Council of the Iraqi Prime Minister also confirmed the arrival of Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani in Riyadh at the head of an official government delegation to participate in the summit.

King Abdullah II of Jordan, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and the head of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Al-Alimi, participated in the summit.

During the two summits, ways to enhance joint relations in all fields, and prospects for economic and development cooperation were discussed.

On the sidelines of the Saudi-Chinese summit, the strategic partnership document between the Kingdom and China, and the Saudi Vision 2030 harmonization plan were also signed.

The head of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, also participated in the summit, where a meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince was held.

Bahraini Royal King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa also participated in the Chinese-Arab summit.

The representative of the President of the United Arab Emirates also arrived Friday, in Riyadh, and was welcomed by the Deputy Emir of Riyadh.

Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said on behalf of the Sultan of Oman participated, according to the official news agency.

Prime Minister Ayman bin Abdel Rahman participated on behalf of Algerian President Abdel Majid Tebbouneon.

The Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-JabeAl-Sabah, was delegated by the Emir of the country, according to the official news agency and Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, in addition to his Iraqi counterpart, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, also participated.

 

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