Xi Jinping Has a Phone call with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

2023-03-28 15:00

On March 28, 2023, President Xi Jinping had a phone call with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.

Xi Jinping asked Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud to convey his best wishes and Ramadan greetings to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Xi Jinping noted that at present, China-Saudi Arabia relations are at their best in history. At the end of last year, Xi Jinping paid a successful state visit to Saudi Arabia. The two sides successfully held the first China-Arab States Summit and the China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in Riyadh, which vigorously promoted the development of China-Saudi Arabia relations, boosted China’s relationship with the GCC and Arab states, and had a positive impact on the situation in the Middle East. China is ready to work with Saudi Arabia to ensure the implementation of the outcomes of the two summits and President Xi’s state visit to Saudi Arabia, continue to firmly support each other on issues involving their respective core interests, expand practical cooperation and people-to-people and cultural exchanges, strive for greater development of the China-Saudi Arabia comprehensive strategic partnership, make all-out efforts to build a China-Arab community with a shared future in the new era, and contribute more to peace, stability and development in the Middle East.

Xi Jinping pointed out that recently, with the joint efforts of China, Saudi Arabia and Iran, the Saudi Arabia-Iran talks in Beijing were successfully held and achieved significant results. It has helped to improve relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and played a major exemplary role in enhancing regional unity and cooperation and easing regional tensions, which has been widely praised by the international community. Recently, there has been a significant increase in the momentum of easing relations among countries in the region, which fully attests that resolving disputes and differences through dialogue and consultation follows the aspirations of the people, and serves the trend of the times and the interests of all countries. Xi Jinping expressed his hope that Saudi Arabia and Iran will uphold the spirit of good-neighborliness and friendship and continuously improve their relations on the basis of the results of their talks in Beijing. China will continue to support the follow-up process of the Saudi Arabia-Iran talks.

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud conveyed King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s greetings to Xi Jinping and once again extended warm congratulations on Xi Jinping’s reelection as President of China. Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud said that Saudi Arabia sincerely appreciates China’s strong support in improving relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which fully demonstrates China’s role as a responsible major country. Saudi Arabia highly appreciates China’s increasingly important and constructive role in regional and international affairs. China is an important cooperative partner of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia attaches great importance to developing its relations with China, and stands ready to work with China to open up new prospects for bilateral cooperation.