Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received President Xi Jinping on Thursday, as announced by the Chinese leader, “A new era in arab relations, with A lavish welcome indicates Riyadh’s interest in Deepening relationships with Beijing despite American caution.
members of The Saudi Royal Guard rides on Arabian horses and carries the Chinese and Saudi flags, accompanied by Xi car She also entered the royal palace in Riyadh, where Prince Mohammed is, the de facto ruler of The country received him with Warm smile.
The two leaders held official Meeting with The Crown Prince “wishes him and his delegation a good stay.” in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi state news SPA reported.
I stood in A stark contrast to the lowkey welcome extended in July to US President Joe Biden, with Who strained relations because of Saudi energy policy and 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi, who overshadowed the embarrassing visit.
The United States, warily watching China’s growing influence and with Its relations with Riyadh are at rock bottom on Wednesday, and the visit was an example of that, she said of Chinese attempts to exert influence around world It will not change the United States policy towards the Middle East.
Prince Mohammed, with who shocked Biden with his fists instead of shake hands in July, he has made back on The world The next stage for Khashoggi killingwhich casts a shadow over US-Saudi relations have been defiant in The face of United States outraged over Oil supplies and pressure from Washington help Isolation of Russia.
Tone setting for Xi’s visit, accompanied his Saudi plane air force Jet planes upon entering Saudi airspace and 21-gun Fired as a salute senior The Saudi royal family met The Chinese Foreign Ministry said at the airport Wednesday.
In an editorial published in Saudi mediaShi said it was on “Pioneer Journey” to “Fatah A new era of China relations with Arab world Arab countries of Gulf and Saudi Arabia.
China and Arabia countries You will continue to hold the banner high of No interference in internal affairsAbsolutely support each other in Protecting sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Shi, scheduled to meet with Other Gulf oil producers are attending a broader gathering of Arab leaders said on Friday that these countries were a “treasure trove”. of energy for The world economy …and it is fertile ground for The development of high-tech industries.”
Many rulers of the Middle East, including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Sudanese Sovereignty Council head Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan arrived in Riyadh on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries like The UAE said it would not choose between the two sides global Powers and partners of service have been diversified national economic and security interests.
China, the world’s largest energy consumer, is big trade partner of Gulf countries and bilateral relations have expanded like region Pushes economic diversification, which raises US concern about Chinese interference in sensitive Gulf infrastructure.
Saudi energy minister Wed said Riyadh remain “Reliable and reliable” energy partner for Beijing and that the two countries will enhance cooperation in Energy supply chains through the establishment of a regional center in The kingdom for Chinese factories.
Chinese and Saudi companies also 34 deals were signed for investment in green energy, information technologycloud services, transportation, construction and other sectors, the country news Wass agency reported. It did not give figures, but mentioned the two earlier countries That would seal the preliminary agreements worth $30 billion.
Tang Tianbo, Middle East specialist at Chinese Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) – a Chinese government affiliated think tank – said the visit would result in further expansion of Energy cooperation.
The Belt and Road Initiative – Xi’s signature investment in infrastructure project – Interleaved with Saudi plans to diversify it economy Under the heading “Vision 2030,” Tianbo wrote in article on Saudi-Chinese Relations.
She noted that while Saudi Arabia was an important ally of the United States, “in In recent years, it has upheld its strategic autonomy and resisted pressure of United State “.