Minister of Defense and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China Chang Wanquan met on Wednesday with Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, currently visiting China.
During the meeting, they reviewed cooperation relations between the two countries, especially in the field of defense, in addition to a number of issues of common interest.
Earlier, Prince Mohammed and Vice Premier of the People s Republic of China Zhang Gaoli chaired the first meeting of the high-level Saudi-Chinese Joint Committee here today in the presence of a number of officials from the two countries, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
During the meeting, the strategic relationships and future opportunities to enhance the existing partnership between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and China were reviewed with their pursuit through the Committee to achieve the goals aspired by the two friendly countries in various fields.
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense arrived in Beijing on 29 August on an official visit to the People s Republic of China upon the directive of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and in response to the invitation of the Chinese government.
He was received at the airport in the Chinese capital Beijing by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wang Shu, Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a number of officials of the Chinese government, and members of the Saudi embassy in Beijing.
The official delegation accompanying the Deputy Crown Prince included Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majed Al-Qasabi, Minister of State and Cabinet s Member Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel Altoraifi, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Engineer Abdulrahman All-Fadhli, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Engineer Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Housing Majed Al-Huqail, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr. Mohammed Al-Suayyil, Chief of General intelligence Khalid Al-Humaidan, and a number of officials.