Saudi defense chief in China in bid to help with Houthis, boost military ties


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June 25, 2024 Saudi Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed ways to boost relations between Saudi Arabia and China during his first visit to Beijing on Tuesday, as Chinese weapons exports to the kingdom increase. Prince Khalid met with his Chinese counterpart, Adm. Dong Jun. Several Saudi military officials were present, including Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Fayyad bin Hamid Al-Ruwaili and Commander of the Strategic Missile Force Lt. Gen. Jarallah bin Mohammed Al-Alweet. On the Chinese side, Dong was joined by several generals and senior figures, the official Saudi Press Agency reported....