Xi Jinping: China will increase oil and gas imports from Persian Gulf countries
BEIJING, 9 December – RIA Novosti. Chinese President Xi Jinping, during his meeting with the heads of the countries of the organization in Riyadh, said that China will increase oil and gas imports from the Gulf Arab States Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
“China will continue to increase imports of crude oil and liquefied natural gas from GCC countries, strengthen cooperation in the development of oil and gas fields, clean and low-carbon energy technologies, and develop settlements for yuan oil and gas trade.” Central Television quoted the Chinese leader’s words: China.
The Gulf Cooperation Council includes six Arab countries: Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
The Chinese leader arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for a state visit that will last until December 10, and the Chinese leader will attend the first Sino-Arab Summit and the China-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit. Mao Ning, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said earlier that the first Sino-Arab summit will be of groundbreaking importance for the development of relations between Beijing and the countries of the region.
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