Dec 07, 2022 02:27 PM

Xi to Visit Saudi Arabia to Boost Relations in the Middle East

What’s new: President Xi Jinping will pay a four-day state visit to Saudi Arabia starting Wednesday, during which he will attend the first China-Arab States Summit and a meeting of the China-Gulf Cooperation Council in the capital Riyadh, according to the Chinese foreign ministry.

The visit, Xi’s first to the world’s biggest crude oil exporter since 2016, is at the invitation of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a statement Wednesday.

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