Crown Prince Mohammed’s French visit a success: Al-Toraifi

Updated 05 March 2016

Crown Prince Mohammed’s French visit a success: Al-Toraifi

Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Toraifi confirmed that the visit of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior to France, was a success.
The visit took place, in line with directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.
Al-Toraifi pointed out that the Crown Prince, during the visit, met with French President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister and a number of French officials.
During the visit, Saudi-French relations and ways to develop them in the fields of investment and common issues were discussed, including the situation and developments in the region, especially in countries exposed to a wave of terrorism, Al-Toraifi said, adding that the Saudi-French joint committee works in a perfect way, under the direction of the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, on the Saudi side.
Al-Toraifi stressed that the Saudi French relations are strong, explaining that there are conformity of opinions between the two sides, on many regional issues and matters related to the world security.


DiplomaticQuarter: Chinese envoy, Saudi minister discuss ways to strengthen ties

Updated 7 min ago

DiplomaticQuarter: Chinese envoy, Saudi minister discuss ways to strengthen ties

  • Saudi Arabia and China are comprehensive strategic partners with strong trade exchanges

RIYADH: Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chen Weiqing called on Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh at his office in Riyadh, where they exchanged views on strengthening mutual cooperation.

Discussed at the meeting were issues of mutual interest to enhance bilateral cooperation, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

After the meeting, the Chinese ambassador tweeted: “I was honored to meet with the minister of Islamic affairs, and we exchanged views on strengthening the dialogue on civilizations and friendship between people of the two countries and issues of common interests.”

Earlier, Weiqing met Abdul Aziz Al-Owaisheq, assistant secretary-general for political affairs and negotiations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

He was accompanied by his delegation of officials from the Chinese Embassy in Riyadh.

During the meeting, they discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation, in accordance with the agreements signed within the framework of the strategic partnership between the two sides. 

They also discussed the latest developments in regional and international politics, issues of common interest, and their upcoming joint meetings.

Commenting on the meeting, the Chinese ambassador tweeted: “I am pleased to exchange views with the assistant secretary-general for political affairs and negotiations of the GCC about developing relationship between China and the council.”

Saudi Arabia and China are comprehensive strategic partners with strong trade exchanges and are keen on continuing their close bilateral relations and developing them into a long-term strategic partnership protecting mutual interests. 

Saudi Arabia is one of China’s top crude oil suppliers and an important market for its exports.