Beijing, Riyadh review progress in bilateral ties

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang held phone talks with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.
During the talks, Qin said President Xi Jinping’s recent presence at the first China-Arab States Summit and the China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, and his state visit to Saudi Arabia have scored complete success, making it a new milestone in the history of China-Saudi Arabia, China-GCC and China-Arab relations, adding that China is willing to work with Saudi Arabia to implement the outcomes of the summits and promote their relations to new levels.
China highly appreciates Saudi Arabia’s consistent and firm support on issues concerning China’s core interests and stands ready to work with Saudi Arabia to uphold non-interference in internal affairs and other basic norms of international relations, Qin noted. –Agencies