Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning at al-Yamamah Palace for a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Xi was greeted at the Royal Court in al-Yamamh Palace by the Crown Prince where an official welcoming ceremony was held.
Xi landed in Riyadh on Wednesday in a trip that will run until December 9.
The leaders will hold a Saudi-China summit that will be followed by two other summits on Friday, the China-Gulf summit and a China-Arab summit with leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Arab states expected to attend.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was among the first Arab leaders to arrive in Riyadh Thursday in preparation for the China-Arab summit.
Earlier this week, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that more than 20 initial agreements worth SAR 110 billion ($29.26 billion) will be signed during Xi’s visit to the Kingdom.
SPA also reported that Saudi and Chinese companies have signed 34 investment agreements Wednesday evening during the start of Xi’s visit.
On Wednesday evening dozens of agreements were signed between Saudi and China covering several sectors in the fields of green energy, green hydrogen, photovoltaic energy, information technology, cloud services, transportation, logistics, medical industries, housing and construction factories.
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