Ahead of his state visit to Saudi Arabia tomorrow, Chinese President
Xi Jinping published an article in the country's media, saying the two
nations should expand their bilateral trade volume. He also called for
the establishment of a China-Saudi energy cooperation community, and
intensifying pragmatic cooperation in fields such as infrastructure,
investment and high technology.
Xi says China appreciates Saudi Arabia joining the Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member and that the two
will work together to push the China-GCC Free Trade Agreement talks. He
also said China is willing to work with Saudi Arabia to promote regional
stability and inter-connectivity, through the "One Belt, One Road"
The Chinese President vows to beef up people-to-people exchanges of all levels, and encouraged Saudis to visit China.