Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan spoke extensively with State Counselor and Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi, on a crucial visit to Wuxi, southern China.
The two sides conducted an official meeting during which they discussed the cordial ties between Saudi Arabia and China, as well as methods to strengthen them in all areas of collaboration and joint coordination.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the two sides discussed many regional and international issues of mutual interest, the most important of which is the strengthening of security and stability in the Middle East, as well as the efforts of the two friendly countries in the region and around the world to lay the groundwork for peace (SPA).
The two sides discussed Iran’s nuclear program and international agreements in this respect. They also discussed the necessity of supporting everything that ensures Afghanistan’s security and stability, as well as sharing opinions on regional and international trends and efforts undertaken in that respect.
According to the Saudi Foreign Ministry, the minister addressed the Iranian nuclear program and discussions with his Chinese colleague, as well as measures to secure Afghan security.
“We look forward with China to deepening relationship and bilateral coordination in numerous spheres of cooperation and joint effort,” the Saudi foreign ministry tweeted.
In addition, the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab nations are visiting Beijing to meet with officials from the world’s second-largest economy, a key consumer of oil, and a source of foreign investment.
The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain, as well as the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, are attending the sessions, which will go till Friday.
According to the Associated Press, China and the Gulf states have provided each other with firm support on issues related to their core interests, and have strengthened practical cooperation in various fields with fruitful results, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin at a press conference, Monday.