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Saudi Arabia to Launch Remote Sensing Satellite from China
01/20/2016

Saudi Arabia to Launch Remote Sensing Satellite from China

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) is working to complete preparation of the components of the Saudi satellite (Saudi SAT 5B) which is locally made, in preparation for its launch, via the Chinese space rocket (Long March 2D) to support remote sensing services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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.

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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