WORLD Xi attends welcoming ceremony held by Saudi Arabia's crown prince


Xi attends welcoming ceremony held by Saudi Arabia's crown prince


21:02, December 08, 2022

RIYADH, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) - Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday attended a welcoming ceremony held by Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on behalf of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh.

This photo taken on Dec. 7, 2022 shows jets releasing smoke in the colors of the Chinese national flag in the sky over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(Photo: Xinhua)

Xi's car, under the escort of guards riding motorcycles and horses, arrived at the Al Yamamah Palace where the Saudi crown prince warmly greeted the Chinese president.

The leaders of the two countries stepped into a pavilion and the royal palace military band played the national anthems of China and Saudi Arabia.

Accompanied by the crown prince, Xi reviewed the guard of honor, who extended the most solemn welcome to the Chinese president with traditional sword-holding etiquette.

Ding Xuexiang, Wang Yi and He Lifeng, among others, attended the welcoming ceremony.

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