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China and Saudi Arabia inked 14 cooperation deals in capacity and investment, nuclear energy, trade, finance, spaceflight, education, human resources and other fields while reaffirming their commitment to strengthening practical cooperation.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a press conference here on Friday that the deals were inked in the presence of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud, who is currently in Beijing, and President Xi Jinping.
King Salman, who is presently in Beijing on a four-day state visit beginning March 15, held talks with the Chinese head yesterday. He also held separate in-depth discussions with Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman Zhang Dejiang on bilateral relations and other issues of common concern, said Chunying.
"The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening practical cooperation in various fields under the Belt and Road framework, and aligning the Belt and Road initiative with Saudi's Vision 2030. The two sides also signed an MoU which covers 35 major projects for capacity and investment cooperation with a total volume of USD 65 billion," she added.