Saudi Vision 2030 provides mutual opportunity, says Chinese envoy

Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Li Huaxin
Updated 19 January 2018
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Saudi Vision 2030 provides mutual opportunity, says Chinese envoy

RIYADH: The Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Li Huaxin, has said that his country considers Vision 2030 an opportunity for integration between the two countries, and that China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is compatible with it.
In a press statement, Li said that a visit to China by the Saudi justice minister and chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Samaani, represented a new round in consolidating bilateral relation.
“The two sides discussed a draft agreement for civil and commercial judicial cooperation between the two countries. This agreement is co-welcomed because the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its programs represent a great opportunity to deepen partnerships and commercial exchanges,” Li said.
The ambassador added that legal measures taken by the Saudi government against corruption were part of an ambitious initiative to clean up the investment environment for the benefit of all partners, including Chinese companies.
“The new steps taken by the Ministry of Justice in launching commercial courts in different regions reflect tangible evidence that the Kingdom is a state of law, and sends a message to the world that it is working to establish rights and justice in order to support the investment environment in the Kingdom,” he said.
In 2016, bilateral trade reached $43 billion.
In the cultural field, Li said that the two sides had agreed to translate 50 Saudi books into Chinese and 50 Chinese books into Arabic.


Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

Updated 23 February 2019
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Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

  • Prince Khalid bin Salman met with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US
  • The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, met on Saturday with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US.

The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom against the “Iran backed Houthi terrorist.”

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia, who overthrew the democratically elected, internationally recognized government of Yemen in 2014.

During the Yemen conflict, the militia has targeted Saudi Arabia using ballistic missiles, which United Nations investigations have found to have been manufactured by Iran.