Saudi Arabia, China vow to enhance economic cooperation

TOKYO, June 30 (KUNA) — China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with newly-appointed Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih in Beijing on Thursday, pledging to further enhance bilateral economic cooperation, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Calling Saudi Arabia a “major partner” in the Gulf and Middle East, Zhang said China is willing to maintain the sound momentum of high-level exchanges and better synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with Saudi Arabia’s Economic Vision 2030, according to the report. President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Saudi Arabia in January, reaching consensus on various issues with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. During that visit, the two countries announced a comprehensive strategic partnership and set up a high-level committee to guide and coordinate cooperation. “China is ready to work with Saudi Arabia to prepare for the first meeting of high-level committee, and boost coordination in international and regional affairs,” Zhang was quoted as telling Al-Falih.
The Saudi minister, who is in Beijing to attend the Group of 20 (G-20) Energy Ministerial Meeting on Wednesday, said Saudi Arabia is implementing the consensus reached between the two leaders. He said his country is preparing for the first meeting of the high-level committee, vowing to further deepen ties in areas including energy and investment, the report added.
Al-Falih was named energy minister in early May as part of a cabinet reshuffle to meet the requirements of the kingdom’s economic vision. (end) mk.ajs

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