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Fresh From His Africa, Indian Ocean Tours, Wang Yi Hosts Four Persian Gulf Foreign Ministers For Unprecedented Visit

File image of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and GCC Secretary-General Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Image via the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A delegation of four foreign ministers from Persian Gulf countries began a landmark week-long visit to Beijing on Monday for extended talks on energy issues and, possibly, a free trade agreement.

This is the first time that representatives from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain have traveled to Beijing as a unified delegation to meet with Chinese officials, including Foreign Minister Wang Yi who just returned from his own week-long tour of East African and Indian Ocean states.

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