In Riyadh, Xi Jinping was welcomed by the royal family.
Published on 8.12.2022
Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia signs an agreement with Huawei and strengthens its ties with China on the occasion of Xi’s visit.
Xi receives a lavish welcome in Riyadh, which contrasts with Biden’s trip.
The Chinese leader announces a “new era” in his relations with the Arab world.
The United States is wary of China’s growing influence.
Saudi Arabia and China highlighted their deepening ties by signing a series of strategic agreements on Thursday during President Xi Jinping’s visit, including one with tech giant Huawei, whose growing foray into the Gulf region has raised security concerns on the part of the United States.
King Salman signed a “comprehensive strategic partnership agreement” with Xi, which received a lavish welcome in a country forging new global partnerships beyond the West.
Xi’s car was escorted to the king’s palace by members of the Saudi Royal Guard riding Arabian horses and carrying Chinese and Saudi flags, and he then attended a welcome banquet.