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Cartoon Commentary on President Xi's Middle East visit②: Opening new era of China-Saudi Arabia ties

Editor: Li Kun 丨CCTV.com

01-21-2016 14:15 BJT

Comments by Xu Xiujun, associate researcher with the Institute of World Economy and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; comics drawn by Chi Ying

On January 19-20, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Xi and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held in-depth talks to reach a consensus on deepening bilateral relations, as well as discussing international and regional issues of common concern.

Both sides had jointly announced to build a comprehensive strategic partnership, which will push forward the development of bilateral ties at a stronger and broader level.

Saudi Arabia is the only Arab state of the Group of 20 Countries (G20) and a major state in the Arab and Islamic world.

Saudi Arabia has been China's largest trading partner in West Asia and North Africa for many years. It is the world's largest crude oil supplier too.

The unique geographical location makes Saudi Arabia a promising participant, builder and beneficiary of the "Belt and Road" initiative.

Both sides decided to lift bilateral ties to the comprehensive strategic partnership and build a community of China-Saudi energy strategic docking to enhance the "Belt and Road" initiative that would act as the wing of pragmatic cooperation.

Global public opinion shows that Xi's visit has opened a new era for stronger bilateral ties and broader prospects for friendly cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia, as well as China and the Arab world.


( The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Panview or CCTV.com. )

 

 

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