Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh received China’s ambassador to the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Ambassador Chen Weiqing hailed the pioneering role of Saudi Arabia in the region and globally, remarking on the depth of bilateral relations.
The envoy condemned the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities and civilian locations, and said the Kingdom had the right to defend its sovereignty and people.
He thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman for their efforts toward promoting and developing Saudi-Chinese relations, and for hosting the G20 summit that will be held next year.
He also praised the launch of tourist visas, adding that the Kingdom was home to many attractions that would appeal to Chinese tourists.
Al-Asheikh noted the solid and
growing relationships with China on all levels.
He said trade and economic relations were growing rapidly and that the Saudi-Chinese Coordination Council was playing an important role in promoting these ties.
Al-Asheikh stressed the need to promote parliamentary relations between the Shoura Council and China’s National People’s Congress.