State and party leader Xi Jinping is expected to pay a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. It will be Xi’s first trip to the world’s largest oil-exporting country since 2016. Xi will meet Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman – formally under King Salman. The goal of the visit is to expand economic ties and strengthen the “strategic partnership” between China and Saudi Arabia, according to Saudi Arabia’s SPA news agency. SPA expects dozens of agreements on energy and investment.
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