Wednesday, January 20, 2016

President Xi meets Saudi Deputy Crown Prince  01-20-2016

While in Saudi Arabia, President Xi Jinping held separate meetings with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince, chief of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and chief of the Gulf Cooperation Council. High on the agenda of all the talks was deepening cooperation in energy and inter-connectivity, under the One Belt and One Road framework.
While meeting Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, President Xi hailed the lifting of ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
He said China is willing to expand the scale of the oil trade, and promote bilateral cooperation in areas of clean energy, nuclear energy and security.
Xi Jinping said Saudi Arabia stands at a key junction along the "Belt and Road", and that the two countries should discuss aligning their development strategies and actively participate in the interconnectivity of the Middle East and the Gulf region.


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