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Saudi-China Summit: Deepening Ties Within Framework of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Saudi-China Summit: Deepening Ties Within Framework of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Friday, 9 December, 2022 - 08:00
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques meets with the Chinese President in the presence of the Saudi Crown Prince. SPA

Saudi Arabia and China stressed in a joint statement on Friday the importance of continuing joint action in all fields and deepening relations within the framework of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, met with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Riyadh on Thursday.

King Salman and Xi signed the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Kingdom and China.

The statement said that the two sides reaffirmed that they will continue to firmly back each other's core interests, support each other in maintaining their sovereignty and territorial integrity, and exert joint efforts to defend the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of states.

Saudi Arabia reaffirmed its adherence to the One-China principle. Moreover, Beijing expressed support for the Kingdom in maintaining its security and stability and affirmed its rejection to any action that would interfere in the internal affairs of the Kingdom. The statement also said that China rejects any attack targeting civilians, civilian facilities, territories, and Saudi interests.

The two sides stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation through the high-level Saudi-Chinese Joint Committee to achieve common goals, enhancing cooperation between the two countries in all fields, and intensifying communication between the government and private sectors in the two states to discuss economic, trade and investment opportunities to transform them into tangible partnerships.

Saudi Arabia and China also agreed to enhance cooperation in areas that aim to improve the economic and development relationship between the two countries.

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