King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has held telephone talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The discussions on Wednesday September 9, 2020, focused on the G20’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
King Salman stressed that as president of the G20 for 2020, Saudi Arabia is keen on working with the group to serve the people of the world and the global economy and ease the impact of the pandemic.
Xi congratulated the king on the achievements of the G20 meetings, which he said played a central role in confronting the challenges caused by the global outbreak.
He also underlined the pivotal role Saudi Arabia played in coordinating between G20 members.
King Salman and the Chinese leader also discussed the strategic relations between Riyadh and Beijing and ways to develop them in various fields.
Earlier, King Salman also discussed efforts to combat the pandemic with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.