Al-Jubeir’s announcement came after a meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi last Friday on the sidelines of the International Syria Support Group meeting in New York. The Saudi Foreign Minister also affirmed the strong relationship between Saudi Arabia and China, and confirmed efforts were underway to develop them so they cover all arenas.
Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Li Chengwen, told Asharq Al-Awsat that the cooperation between the two countries encompassed various political, economic, military, and security domains.
The ambassador also indicated that Saudi Arabia and China share the same opinion on the necessity of fighting terrorism in all its forms and making arrangements for similar causes of common interest.
“China supports the Saudi political efforts within other international ones, in the fight against terrorism which has no religion, culture, or land and also to promote regional and international security and peace,” he added inviting international efforts to unite and collaborate in fighting terrorism in all regions of the world.
Ambassador Chengwen also indicated that common efforts between Riyadh and Beijing are being coordinated to fight terrorism in all its forms. He explained that terrorism is everybody’s enemy threatening the whole global community entirely, adding that it is imperative to separate terrorism from any religion, culture, or nation.
Saudi efforts on fighting terrorism were praised by Chengwen, who revealed Saudi Arabia’s early caught concern and Riyadh hosting the International counterterrorism conference.
“Each country in the world has a responsibility to spread peace and security and fight terrorism at the same time; as there are various experiences that could be exchanged among countries for them to benefit from in the war against terrorism”