Saudi Crown Prince Meets Chinese President

Friday, 22 February, 2019 - 12:45
Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hailed relations with China during talks Friday with President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

The Crown Prince cited a 32 percent increase in bilateral trade last year.

"Saudi Arabia's relations with China can be traced back a very long time in the past," he told Xi at their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in the heart of the Chinese capital.

Xi, for his part, highlighted the development of comprehensive strategic partnership between Riyadh and Beijing and the constant coordination on regional and international issues of interest,

He stressed that China was keen on exerting greater joint efforts with Saudi Arabia to open new chapters in friendship and strategic relations.

The Crown Prince and the Chinese President discussed strategic bilateral relations, aspects of cooperation in all fields, in addition to the latest developments in the region and internationally, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Crown Prince earlier Friday presided a China-Saudi cooperation forum that concluded with agreements on cooperation in several fields.

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