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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on August 7, 2020

2020/08/07

AFP: According to the New York Times, the US is scrutinizing whether Saudi Arabia is using the Chinese expertise to move toward the development of a nuclear weapon, so can you give us more details on this nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia and what's your reaction to this US inquiry?

Wang Wenbin: The US allegation is groundless. China and Saudi Arabia are comprehensive strategic partners. Our bilateral relations have grown steadily and soundly, with fruitful cooperation in various fields. China and Saudi Arabia maintain normal energy cooperation.

China has been working to promote the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in the world with a responsible attitude. We will continue our strict fulfillment of international obligations in non-proliferation, and pursue cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy with other countries on the basis of mutual respect and shared benefit, so as to