Saudi Arabia’s King Salman discusses G20, coronavirus with China’s Xi Jinping

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman discusses G20, coronavirus with China’s Xi Jinping
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman (L) and China’s President Xi Jinping shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (File/Reuters)
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman discusses G20, coronavirus with China’s Xi Jinping
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman (L) and China’s President Xi Jinping shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (File/Reuters)
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Updated 09 September 2020

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman discusses G20, coronavirus with China’s Xi Jinping

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman discusses G20, coronavirus with China’s Xi Jinping
  • King: Kingdom is keen to work with G20 countries to support global economy
  • Xi congratulates king on G20 achievements, ‘which played pivotal role in combatting Covid-19’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held a phone call on Wednesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Saudi Press Agency said in a statement.
During the call, they discussed the efforts of the G20 countries and the upcoming G20 Summit, which will be chaired by the Kingdom in November, and ways of confronting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
King Salman said the Kingdom is keen to work with the G20 countries to support the global economy and mitigate the consequences of the pandemic.
The Chinese President congratulated the king on the achievements made by the work of the G20 this year, “which played a pivotal role in facing the challenges resulting from the pandemic, and to coordinate cooperation between the countries,” he said.
They also discussed the strategic relations between the two countries and ways to develop and strengthen them in various fields.