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King Salman, President Xi Inaugurate Joint Refining Project
01/20/2016

King Salman, President Xi Inaugurate Joint Refining Project

Editor’s Note: The two days of meetings between King Salman and Chinese President Xi Jinping ended today with a communique announcing the upgrade in bilateral relations between Riyadh and Beijing to a so-called comprehensive strategic relationship. On the agenda for the Chinese President’s visit was a ceremony in Riyadh at the inauguration of the¬†Yanbu Aramco […]

President Xi Sees Riyadh Sites With King Salman
01/20/2016

President Xi Sees Riyadh Sites With King Salman

King Salman showed President Xi the historic Al-Muraba’a palace complex, complete with traditional ceremonial dances in which they participated. This report, from SPA, provides details.

Foreign Minister Al-Jubeir, Chinese Foreign Minister Meet
01/20/2016

Foreign Minister Al-Jubeir, Chinese Foreign Minister Meet

A high-level delegation accompanying Chinese President Xi Jinping to Riyadh for two days of meetings with Saudi King Salman and senior officials included Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The Xi-Salman summit produced an upgrade to Riyadh-Beijing ties, a so-called comprehensive strategic relationship, as discussed in the SUSRIS report on the final communique. This post provides details of the meeting between foreign ministers Adel al-Jubeir and Wang Yi.

Can Iran Change? – Foreign Minister Al-Jubeir Op-ed
01/19/2016

Can Iran Change? – Foreign Minister Al-Jubeir Op-ed

Today, in the wake of a tumultuous period in which diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Tehran have been severed, another former Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has written an op-ed with a similar title, “Can Iran Change?” in The New York Times. Below you can find the opening of Minister Al-Jubeir’s op-ed along [link to the full op-ed] with a summary provided today by the Saudi Press Agency, both for your consideration.

Chinese President Xi Riyadh Visit – In Photos (Day 1)
01/19/2016

Chinese President Xi Riyadh Visit – In Photos (Day 1)

King Salman welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to Riyadh today for a summit meeting and exchanges between the Saudi officials and the large Chinese delegation. SUSRIS provided a ‘first readout’ of the visit and here provides a photographic gallery distributed by the Saudi Press Agency recording the visit.

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