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China’s Xi Says Wants to Deepen Energy Cooperation With Arab States

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote address at the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing on May 30, 2024. Image via the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping said Thursday he would seek to deepen energy cooperation with Arab states as he addressed a forum of regional leaders and diplomats in Beijing.

China, which has ramped up diplomatic exchanges with Middle Eastern leaders in recent years, is a key customer for oil-exporting countries in the region.

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