|Xi Jinping Meets with Omani Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said|
On the afternoon of December 9, 2022 local time, President Xi Jinping met with Omani Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said in Riyadh.
Xi Jinping pointed out that China-Oman friendship has a long history, as the two countries were linked by the Maritime Silk Road back at the time. Under new circumstances, China is ready to work with Oman to consolidate mutual trust, deepen friendly cooperation, and push for new progress in the China-Oman strategic partnership. He expressed the hope that Oman will continue to actively participate in the China-Arab collective cooperation. He congratulated Oman on its upcoming rotating presidency of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), saying China is ready to work with Oman to achieve new progress in China-Arab states and China-GCC relations.
Fahd said that Oman and China enjoy a long history of friendship. The Chinese people are friendly and kind, and China is a peace-loving country that has been safeguarding peace. Oman looks forward to further strengthening its relations with China. The first GCC-China Summit and the Arab States-China Summit, both held on Friday, are of great historical significance. Oman is ready to work with China to promote greater development of GCC-China and Arab states-China relations.
Ding Xuexiang, Wang Yi and He Lifeng, among others, were present at the event.