Mrs. Xi Jinping, Mrs. Peng Liyuan, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the office of the Central Foreign Affairs Committee, Zhang Chunxian, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress, Wang Yi, State Councilor Wang Yi, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, Ma Biao and He Lifeng attended the welcoming ceremony.
The presidents wife, the Minister of economy, the Minister of agriculture and animal husbandry, the Minister of tourism, etc. accompanied Bookers visit to China.
The military band played the national anthems of the two countries.
Booker, accompanied by Xi Jinping, inspected the guard of honor of the Chinese peoples Liberation Army.
Booker made a state visit to our country at the invitation of Xi Jinping.
After the welcome ceremony, President Xi Jinping met with President Booker in the Great Hall of the people.
Xi Jinping welcomed Bookers first state visit to China. Xi Jinping pointed out that the establishment and development of diplomatic relations between China and Saudi Arabia is a major event in the history of bilateral exchanges, opening the door of bilateral cooperation, complying with the trend of historical development and conforming to the fundamental interests of the two peoples. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations one year ago, bilateral exchanges in various fields have become increasingly close, economic and trade cooperation has continued to expand and mutual understanding has deepened. Mr. President made the right decision to maintain and develop China Saudi relations, showing the politicians strategic vision and historical responsibility. You said that China Saudi Arabia relations have great potential and bright prospects, which I agree with. China is willing to work with Saudi Arabia to enhance mutual trust, expand exchanges, strengthen cooperation and push bilateral relations to a new level on the basis of mutual respect and non-interference in each others internal affairs.
Xi Jinping stressed that the two sides should strengthen cooperation in infrastructure, agriculture, quality inspection, energy, water conservancy, science and technology and other fields to create a bright spot for peoples livelihood and benefit the two peoples. China is willing to provide assistance to the SAARC side within its capabilities. We welcome the participation of Sarah in building the one belt and one road and transform the complementary advantages of the two countries into cooperation. China is willing to actively expand the import of sugar, coffee and other high-quality products from Saudi Arabia. The two sides should carry out exchanges among governments, legislatures, political parties, local governments, industry and commerce, youth, think tanks, media and other sectors. Many Salvadoran friends who have visited China say that before they came to China, China was a mystery to them; after they came to China, they became Chinese fans. We welcome more Salvadoran friends from all walks of life to visit China, strengthen exchanges and mutual understanding between the two peoples, build a broader social and public opinion foundation for China Saudi Arabia relations, and promote long-term, healthy and stable development of China Saudi Arabia relations.
Bucker said that Salvadoran people pay high attention to and are full of expectations for my visit to China. China is a great country and plays an extremely important role in the international arena. I admire Chinas splendid history, culture and great achievements in development. Although the two countries have not established diplomatic relations for a long time, they have great potential. Both sides are fully capable of becoming good partners and good friends of each other. I believe that developing relations with a great country like China and sincere friends will bring opportunities for the development of the country and tangible well-being to the people of Saudi Arabia. I hope to learn from President Xi Jinpings experience in governing the country and to develop long-term friendly relations with China. We will strive to achieve the development of bilateral relations and other important bilateral relations, and set an example for other countries in Latin America. Saudi Arabia fully abides by the one China principle and supports Chinas peaceful reunification. Thanks to China for providing help for the economic development of SA, SA expects to strengthen cooperation with China in investment, trade, infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, culture, science and technology, and build a one belt and one road. I believe that my visit will become a new starting point for bilateral relations and open up a bright future for bilateral relations.
After the talks, the two heads of state witnessed the signing of a number of bilateral cooperation documents.
The two countries jointly issued the joint statement of the peoples Republic of China and the Republic of El Salvador.
Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, he Lifeng and others attended.