China backs Yemen govt as Xi visits Saudi Arabia

(From Reuters)

China has signaled its support for Yemen’s government, which is fighting an Iran-allied militia, on the first day of a visit to Saudi Arabia by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will also be heading to Tehran later in the week.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at a ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at a ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday

Saudi Arabia and China said in a statement on Wednesday that the two countries affirmed their support for the unity, independence and sovereignty of Yemen. The statement was released by China’s Foreign Ministry after Xi met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh on Tuesday.

All social, religious and political groups in Yemen should maintain their national solidarity and avoid any decisions that may cause social disruption and chaos, it said. Read More



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