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Wang Yi Speaks on the Phone with Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

2020-09-17

On September17, 2020, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke on the phone with Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at request.

Wang Yi said, China and Saudi Arabia aregood brothers of mutual trust and good partners of sincere cooperation.The two heads of state have had three telephone conversations this year, which fully embodies the high level of strategic mutual trust between China and Saudi Arabia.The Chinese side is ready to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as an opportunity to well implement a series of important consensus reached by the two heads of state and seek greater synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia, so as to usher in a brighter future for China-Saudi Arabia relations.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said, Saudi Arabia and China enjoy a profound comprehensive strategic partnership and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations marks a new beginning for bilateral relations.The Saudi Arabian side is ready to deepen practical cooperation with the Chinese side, and strengthen strategic docking to achieve greater development for Saudi Arabia-China relations.

The two sides exchanged in-depth views on the Yemeni issue.Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud expressed, the Saudi Arabian side appreciates the Chinese side's efforts to promote peace and facilitate talks, attaches importance to the Chinese side's important influence, and hopes the Chinese side will continue to play its role in promoting the political settlement of the Yemeni issue.The Saudi Arabian side is prepared to maintain close communication and coordination with the Chinese side in this regard.

Wang Yi said, the Chinese side attaches great importance to the situation in Yemen and firmly supports a political settlement, an expeditious ceasefire, the role of the United Nations (UN) as the main channel of mediation and the three-point initiative put forward by the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General. Wang Yi pointed out, the Chinese side has maintained close communication with all parties related to the Yemeni issue, has done a lot of work to promote peace and facilitate talks, and has continued to provide humanitarian aid to the Yemeni side through bilateral and multilateral channels. The Chinese side understands and values the Saudi Arabian side's security concerns, appreciates the Saudi Arabian side's active efforts to resolve the Yemeni issue, and is ready to work with the international community to help Yemen restore national stability and normal order at an early date.

The two sides also exchanged views on topics including the G20 Riyadh Summit, the Palestinian issue, and the security in the Middle East.

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