Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi(R) meets with Dr. Nizar Bin Obaid Madani, minister of State for Foreign Affairs to Saudi Arabia during the 7th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) in Doha, Qatar on May 12, 2016. (Photo: Xinhua/Meng Tao)
A senior Saudi diplomat hailed on Thursday China's stance on South China Sea issue when meeting his Chinese counterpart at the sidelines of a China-Arab summit held in the Qatari capital Doha.
Dr. Nizar Bin Obaid Madani, minister of State for Foreign Affairs to Saudi Arabia, said his country appreciates China's adherence to peaceful means in settling disputes concerning the South China Sea during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Qatari capital of Doha.
For his part, Wang said China and Saudi Arabia have established comprehensive strategic partnership, and both sides should implement what the two countries have agreed during President Xi Jinping's visit to the country earlier this year.
Beijing welcomes Saudi King Salman to attend the G20 Hangzhou summit in September and is willing to maintain communication and coordination on the preparations for a range of high-level exchanges this year, Wang said.
Madani said his country highly values the comprehensive strategic partnership with China, and hopes to maintain high-level exchanges between the two sides.
He also said that Riyadh would like to play an active role in working with China on promoting the Belt and Road Initiative.