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Saudi Crown Prince Arrives in China on Official Visit

Saudi Crown Prince Arrives in China on Official Visit

Thursday, 21 February, 2019 - 07:45
Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, arrived in Beijing on Thursday.

The Crown Prince touched down in the morning following earlier visits to India and Pakistan.

He's due to meet top Chinese officials.

Upon his arrival at the airport, the Crown Prince was received by Deputy Chairman of Advisory and Political Council of the People's Republic of China Khi Li Fung, Saudi Ambassador to China Turki Al-Madi, Chinese Ambassador to Riyadh Li Huaxin, and a number of officials.

Commenting Wednesday on the visit, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said recent years have "seen a positive momentum in our cooperation."

"We hope that through this visit we will enhance our relations, deepen cooperation ... and inject momentum into our bilateral ties," Geng said.

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