Chinese President Xi Jinping affirmed that his current visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia opens a brand-new era for relations with the Arab world. He stressed that the Arab world is an influential member of the ranks of developing countries.
“Biggest Business Partner”
He added in an article in Al-Riyadh newspaper that China remains the largest trading partner of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the largest importer of its products, noting that Saudi Arabia has achieved positive economic and social diversification results.
He also added that the Kingdom had launched significant initiatives such as the Green Middle East and Saudi Arabia. Stressed Beijing’s support for the efforts of Arab countries to preserve their sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.
Official reception at the Royal Court
Saudi Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, received today, Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Saudi Royal Court.
On Wednesday, the Chinese president arrived 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, and 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 the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Chinese President, with the participation of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince, and Prime Minister.
During the visit of the Chinese president, three summits will be held: the Saudi-Chinese, the Gulf-Chinese, and the Arab-Chinese, in the presence of more than 30 leaders of countries and international organizations, which reflects the importance of holding these summits, and the regional and international attention they enjoy.