|President Xi receives honorary doctorate from King Saud University|
On the afternoon of December 8 local time, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the honorary doctorate-awarding ceremony of King Saud University at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh. Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud attended the ceremony.
Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, president of King Saud University, presided over the ceremony, and Saudi Arabian Education Minister Yousef bin Abdullah Al-Bunyan presented President Xi with the certificate of the honorary doctorate degree.
The Saudi side stated that King Saud University was the first university to be established in the country that the country is very proud of. China plays a pivotal role in the world's economic structure and is a model shared by the people of all countries who yearn for progress and prosperity. China's great success is attributed to having a great leader like President Xi, who shares a strategic and long-term vision. King Saud University teaches both Chinese language and Chinese-Arabic translation. Many Saudi students study Chinese hard out of their yearning for Chinese culture, and there are also many Chinese students studying the Arabic language and Arabic literature at the university, which promoted the cultural exchanges between Saudi Arabia and China and mutual understanding between the two peoples.
To highlight President Xi's great achievements in governing the country and his important contributions to the friendship and cooperation between Saudi Arabia and China, King Saud University is honored to award President Xi an honorary doctorate degree in management.
Ding Xuexiang, Wang Yi, He Lifeng, among others, were present at the ceremony.