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China supports Arab countries in protecting their sovereignty - Xi Jinping

Asia (bbabo.net) - Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed support for the Arab countries in protecting their sovereignty and independence, as well as on the Palestinian issue. This statement is contained in his article on Sino-Arab friendship, published on Thursday in the Al Riyadh newspaper and on the website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, TASS reported on December 8.

"China supports the Arab countries in protecting their sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and has never given up its firm support to the Arab countries on issues such as Palestine," Xi said.

He added that the Arab countries also support Beijing in protecting its core interests, as well as the "one China" principle.

Xi Jinping arrived in Riyadh for a three-day visit on December 7, where he will meet with the Saudi monarch, leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and take part in the China-Arab Summit. According to the published information, 30 leaders of Arab countries and organizations have been invited to the upcoming events in Riyadh.

It is expected that during the visit, China and Saudi Arabia will sign a document on strategic partnership, as well as a harmonization plan between the long-term programs of the two states - the Saudi Vision 2030 program and China's Belt and Road Initiative. In addition, more than 20 preliminary agreements worth more than 110 billion Saudi riyals (over $29 billion) are expected to be concluded on the sidelines of the Sino-Saudi summit.

China supports Arab countries in protecting their sovereignty - Xi Jinping