On May 17, 2013, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Beijing.
Yang Jiechi said that recent years have witnessed frequent high-level exchanges, strengthened political mutual trust and fruitful mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia. The Chinese side attaches great importance to developing its strategic friendly relations with Saudi Arabia and is willing to continue deepening practical cooperation with the Saudi Arabian side and to enhance coordination in multilateral affairs, so as to push the bilateral relations to a new level.
Saud al-Faisal noted that the Saudi Arabia-China relationship is sincere and friendly with firm basis. Saudi Arabia gives top priority to developing its ties with China, hoping to further strengthen bilateral friendly cooperation.
The both sides also exchanged views on the West Asian and North African situation.