(From Arab News)
Saudi Arabia and China have agreed to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
In a joint communiqué at the end of the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Kingdom, the two countries expressed satisfaction over enormous development the relations have witnessed since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in July 1990, notably after the establishment of strategic friendship between them in 2008.
The two countries stressed the importance of continuation of development of traditional friendship between the two peoples and countries and enhancing of strong cooperation in political, economic, commercial, cultural, humanitarian, military, security and energy fields as well as at regional and international arenas that will push Saudi-Chinese relations to higher levels.
In conformity with the desire of the two countries in deepening cooperation in all areas, the two countries have agreed to upgrade bilateral relations to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership, the communiqué said.
The two countries have agreed that the strategic and global nature of Saudi-Chinese relations is increasing in light of continued development of multi-polarization and economic globalization and as important partners at the international level. The two countries see their relations as long term. Read More