Chinese, Saudi Arabian FMs agree to push resumption of Iran nuclear deal
China will continue to play a constructive role in promoting the negotiations on resuming the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday during a phone conversation with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.
The comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue is an important achievement of multilateralism, he added.
Faisal said that Saudi Arabia attaches great importance to China's unique role on the Iranian nuclear issue and expects it to play an important role in promoting the resumption of the Iran nuclear deal and the comprehensive and lasting settlement of the issue.
The two sides also agreed to make joint efforts in pushing bilateral relations to a higher and deeper level.
In the face of a volatile international situation, China and Saudi Arabia need to maintain close strategic communication, which is an inherent part of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, said Wang.
Noting that China always gives priority to its relations with Saudi Arabia in its diplomacy in the Middle East, he said that China is willing to be a long-term reliable and stable good friend and partner to Saudi Arabia.
China will continue to support Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, Green Saudi Arabia and Green Middle East initiatives, and actively participate in major development projects in Saudi Arabia, he said, adding that China is ready to work with Saudi Arabia to synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and push for more results in bilateral cooperation in fields such as energy, infrastructure, investment and 5G.
China appreciates Saudi Arabia's active preparations for the China-Arab summit and is willing to maintain communication with Saudi Arabia and start preparations for the summit in due course, he added.
Faisal said the Saudi-China relationship is very important and is developing very well, adding that Saudi Arabia always regards China as a truly credible strategic partner and is willing to work with China to deepen all-round bilateral cooperation in various fields.
Expressing gratitude to China for opposing external interference in Saudi Arabia's internal affairs, he said that Saudi Arabia also firmly opposes any interference in China's internal affairs, which is a principle Saudi Arabia has always defended.