Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Chinese, Saudi FMs discuss Iran nuclear deal, Yemen

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on Monday with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud in Wuxi City of Jiangsu Province. The top diplomats discussed a range of issues, including the Iran nuclear deal and Yemen.

After an in-depth exchange of views, the two sides reached broad consensus on bilateral relations, practical cooperation and multilateral coordination.

Wang said that China stands ready to work with Saudi Arabia to jointly implement the important consensus reached by two heads of state to promote the development of bilateral relations.

Wang added the two sides should continue to firmly support each other in safeguarding their respective core interests, jointly oppose unilateralism and bullying, safeguard the collective interests of developing countries and the basic norms governing international relations.

Faisal stated Saudi Arabia has always opposed interfering in China’s domestic affairs, firmly championed the one-China principle and firmly supported China’s legitimate position on issues concerning Taiwan and Xinjiang, as well as human rights.

On the Iran nuclear issue, Wang noted China supports Persian Gulf countries in setting up multilateral dialogue platforms and taking the initiative in regional issues into their own hands.

The two sides also exchanged views on Yemen, Afghanistan and other international and regional issues of common concern.

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