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Saudi Arabia gathers China's Xi with Arab leaders in 'new era' of ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Gulf Arab leaders in Riyadh on Friday in the first of two "milestone" Arab summits showcasing Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as an aspiring leader of the Middle East and key partner for global powers. Xi, who has been welcomed in Saudi Arabia with pomp and ceremony, signed a strategic partnership pact with the world's top oil exporter a day before Friday's meeting with the energy-rich, six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. For more on Xi's "milestone" summits with the Saudis and the Arab League, FRANCE 24 is joined by Ralph E. Winnie, Director of China Business Development at The Eurasia Center/Eurasian Business Coalition.
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