Abstract : On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-Saudi Arabia diplomatic relations, officials and scholars from China and Saudi Arabia highlighted the deep-rooted bilateral ties during a seminar.
RIYADH, July 16 (Xinhua) — On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the
establishment of China-Saudi Arabia diplomatic relations, officials and
scholars from China and Saudi Arabia highlighted the deep-rooted
bilateral ties during a seminar.
At the online seminar held on Wednesday by the two countries’ think
tanks – China-Arab Research Center on Reform and Development and Saudi
Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge, ambassador for
China-Arab States Cooperation Forum Affairs of the Chinese Foreign
Ministry Li Chengwen and Saudi Ambassador to China Turki bin Mohamed
Al-Mady reviewed the 30 years of development while looking into the
future of the bilateral ties.
Zhu Weilie, director of the Committee of Experts of the China-Arab
Research Center on Reform and Development, stressed the strategic
importance of China-Saudi Arabia relations, based on the principles of
mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, mutually-beneficial cooperation
and non-interference in each others’ internal affairs. He also
highlighted the cooperation between the two countries in fighting
Yahya bin Junaid, head of the Saudi Center for Research and
Intercommunication Knowledge, said the Saudi-China ties have witnessed
great achievements in political and economic fields and now expanded to
the cultural sector. With the decision of introducing Chinese language
into the Saudi curriculum, the bilateral cultural cooperation is moving
to a higher level.
Majid Al Otaiba, member of the Saudi-Chinese Business Council, said
the two countries’ economic and commercial cooperation has witnessed
significant growth over the years, resulting in an astounding success in
Chinese ambassador to the kingdom Chen Weiqing expressed his
gratitude and respect to all those who have contributed to the cause of
China-Saudi Arabia friendship. He expressed confidence that the two
countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership, featuring traditional
friendship, common interests and shared vision, will continue to be
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