Monday, January 18, 2016

Xi outlines future of Sino-Saudi relations  01-18-2016

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" initiative.
The Chinese President vows to beef up people-to-people exchanges of all levels, and encouraged Saudis to visit China.


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