Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Bandar bin Ibrahim Al-Khorayef, concluded his official visit to China, which lasted for eight days, during which he met with Chinese ministers, officials, and investors, SPA said on Tuesday.
He visited companies and factories in four Chinese cities, chairing the Kingdom’s delegation, which participated as a guest of honor in the conference of China and Arab countries.
During his visit, Al-Khorayef met with the Minister of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, Jin Zhuanglong, and discussed with him the ways for enhancing cooperation and partnership between the two countries in the industrial sector, exchanging expertise and technology, and expanding mutual investment opportunities between the two nations.
He also met with the Chinese Minister of Natural Resources, Wang Guanghua, and Li Jinfa, the vice president of China Geological Survey, and discussed with them the opportunities and challenges facing the mining sector and enhancing cooperation to increase growth in the mining and metals industry in the region.
The industry minister also discussed with the President of China Mining Association (CMA), Peng Qiming, and the Director of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, GE Honglin, the efforts to promote economic growth and infrastructure development in the mining sector.
Khalid Al-Salem, the president of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Khaled Al-Mudaifer, the vice minister for mining affairs, and several leaders of the industry and mineral wealth system accompanied the minister of industry and mineral resources during his visit.
The visit aims to discuss many issues of interest to the countries, especially in the industrial and mining sectors, and to expand the horizons of strategic cooperation between the two friendly countries.