China's Jinping Promising Gulf Nations Security, Energy Cooperation

China will continue to import large amounts of crude oil from GCC countries on an ongoing basis, Xi said . Qatar announced a 27-year natural gas deal with China earlier today .

On the third and final day of his visit, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized close security and energy links with Gulf nations, highlighting tensions with Washington.This was only his third travel outside China since the coronavirus epidemic began.Secretariat meets with Saudi royals on Friday marked the third and final day of his visit.At the start of the China-GCC summit, Washington has urged Saudis to increase their production.In addition, China will continue to import large amounts of crude oil from GCC countries on an ongoing basis, Xi said, while Qatar announced a 27-year natural gas deal with China earlier today.Despite a Saudi state media report on Friday that about $30 billion in deals will be reached during the Xis tour, Saudi Arabia's long-serving economy and security guarantor, said the visit came at a time when China is increasingly trying to re-establish its economic relations with the US, which is also a strategic partner.Beijings foreign ministry said the trip was the most significant diplomatic activity undertaken by China and the Arab world, which

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