Saudi Arabia’s leaders offer condolences to China’s president after plane crash

Saudi Arabia’s leaders offer condolences to China’s president after plane crash
King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also expressed their deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and the people of China. (SPA)
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Updated 22 March 2022
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Saudi Arabia’s leaders offer condolences to China’s president after plane crash

Saudi Arabia’s leaders offer condolences to China’s president after plane crash
  • The China Eastern Airlines passenger jet was carrying 132 people when it crashed

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have offered their condolences to Chinese President Xi Jinping, following a passenger plane crash on Monday.

The China Eastern Airlines passenger jet was carrying 132 people when it crashed in the mountains of southern China. 

According to China’s Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the plane was en route from the city of Kunming to Guangzhou,  and lost contact over the city of Wuzhou. 

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also expressed their deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and the people of China.

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates has also extended its sincere condolences and solidarity with China over the plane crash victims. 

The UAE ministry of foreign Affairs said it expresses its sympathy with the Chinese government and people during this difficult time, read an official statement on WAM news agency.