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New Report on China-Arab Relations Provides Overview of What Will be on Xi’s Agenda at Upcoming Saudi Summit

File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at China’s National Museum in Beijing in 2017. The Chinese leader’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia will be his first in six years. Lintao Zhang / POOL / AFP

Xi Jinping is widely expected to travel to Saudi Arabia at the end of the week for what will be his first visit to the Kingdom in six years and his first since Riyadh became China’s largest oil supplier.

The President is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday ahead of the China-Arab Summit on Friday, which will include leaders from around the Middle East and North Africa.

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