Crown Prince Salman meets with Chinese leaders in Beijing
March 14, 2014
A reception was held yesterday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to honor Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is on an official visit to China. Upon arrival, the Crown Prince and his delegation were received by Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao and other senior officials.
Later, Crown Prince Salman held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. During the talks, the Chinese leader stressed the strong relations binding China and the Kingdom and expressed interest in further developing ties. Crown Prince Salman conveyed the desire of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to strengthen strategic ties with China and to enhance cooperation in the political, economic, commercial, industrial, energy and security fields. He also praised China for its position on the Palestinian cause and asked for its cooperation in solving the Syrian crisis.
The meeting and the subsequent dinner party were attended by Chief of the Crown Prince’s Court Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi; Minister of State Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban; Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf; Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja; Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Nizar Madani; Deputy Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Al-Bunyan; Saudi Ambassador to China Yahya Al-Zaid; and a number of senior Chinese officials.
Today, the Crown Prince held a meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang at the State Council presidential palace, with whom he discussed a series of bilateral issues.