Thursday, March 16, 2017

President Xi and Saudi King Salman oversee signing of deals worth US$65 billion

CGTN -  2017-03-16

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. The two heads of state oversaw the signing of deals worth potentially 65 billion US dollars.
At the invitation of Xi, King Salman is paying a state visit to China from March 15 to 18. The visit comes after Xi’s state visit to Saudi Arabia in January 2016, when the two countries established a comprehensive strategic partnership, “injecting new impetus into the China-Saudi Arabia relations in the new era,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference on Monday.