Saudi Arabia has signed a new tech giant Huawei deal with China to showcase deepening ties that have raised US’ concerns.
Despite US concerns over a potential security risk with Gulf allies adopting the Chinese firm’s equipment, a memorandum on cloud computing and establishing high-tech complexes in Saudi cities had been agreed upon with Huawei Technologies of China.
Huawei successfully built 5G networks in the majority of the Gulf States.
King Salman signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping to enhance cooperation between the two states.
President XI upon arrival in KSA received a very warm welcome and Xi’s car was escorted to King Palace under the tight security of Saudi Royal Guards.
President Xi said, “It’s a pioneering trip to open a new era of China’s relations with the Arab world, the Arab countries of the Gulf, and Saudi Arabia.”
Xi also added that China and Arab countries would continue to hold high the banner of non-interference in internal affairs.
Xi will meet with other Gulf oil producers and attend a larger conference of Arab leaders on Friday.
He also stated that Beijing regards Riyadh as a key force in the multipolar world and that China would seek to make those summits milestone events in the history of China-Arab ties.