His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, confirmed that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – God help him – invited His Excellency President Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, Kingdom, to visit the Kingdom during the period from December 7 to 9, 2022 AD, to host the A (Saudi-Chinese) Summit with HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister – May God protect him – and (Riyadh – First Gulf-China Cooperation and Development Summit), and (Riyadh-China-Arab Cooperation and Development Summit) with the participation of Their Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses, the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab countries came to reaffirm the determination of the Kingdom , China and our brothers in our Gulf region and Arab countries to strengthen joint action and develop to have an outstanding strategic relationship between our countries in order to achieve greater growth and prosperity for our peoples and countries.
His Highness the Foreign Minister said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency: “Relations between the Kingdom and China are strategic and close in light of developments and changes taking place in the international arena, indicating that relations between the two countries are characterized by friendship, mutual trust, cooperation and constant coordination, noting the contribution of the high-ranking Saudi-Chinese Joint Committee The level of development of relations between the two countries in many areas.
His Highness explained that economic relations between the Kingdom and China are developing rapidly in light of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy and the One Belt, One Road initiative, which offer promising opportunities for cooperation, mutual benefit and sustainable development, pointing out that China ranks first. ranked as a trading partner of the Kingdom and ranked first as a destination for exports and imports of Saudi Arabia since 2018. Pointing out that the volume of domestic trade amounted to 309 billion rials in 2021 AD, which is 39% more than 2020 AD.
Concluding his speech, His Highness the Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the Kingdom looks forward to cooperating with the friendly Republic of China and the brothers in the Persian Gulf and the Arab countries through the three high-level meetings organized by the capital Riyadh to enhance cooperation in the political, economic, social and development areas in order to realize the aspirations of our countries and peoples for greater security and stability, well-being and prosperity for all.