Xi Jinping’s trip will highlight a new incentive for bilateral transport and communications interconnectivity and will indicate a new direction for bilateral cooperation, Chinese People’s Daily reported.
The planned visit to Saudi Arabia and Iran comes amid diplomatic tensions between the two countries following the execution of the prominent Shi’a cleric Nimr Al-Nimr.
China has always supported the peace process in the Middle East as it stands in favor of stability in the region.
The country has stood up for resolution of complex issues through peaceful means, including political dialogue and consultations.
China cooperates with the Arab countries in areas of energy, construction of infrastructure, simplification of conditions for trade and investment and new energy resources.
China published its first official Arab policy paper, claiming to “support Arab countries’ struggle to uphold sovereignty and territorial integrity, pursue and safeguard national interests, and combat external interference and aggression,” Daily News Egypt reported.