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Dec 27, 2022 07:00 AM
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In Depth: Historic Middle East Summits Cap Xi’s Year-End Diplomatic Push

China and Arab states are seeking to foster closer ties. Photo: CCTV
China and Arab states are seeking to foster closer ties. Photo: CCTV

The momentum of China’s head-of-state diplomacy campaign built to a grand finale in the Middle East as the year came to a close.

After attending G-20 and APEC summits in November, President Xi Jinping addressed the inaugural China-Arab States Summit and the China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh. He also made a state visit to the host nation from Dec. 7-10, six years after his last visit to the Middle East.

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