China Saudi Arabia Communique Establishing Diplomatic Relations

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Communique Concerning the Estabushment of Diplomatic Relations Between the People's Repulbic of China and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  (1990) 
Governments of China and Saudi Arabia


The Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People's Republic of China have decided to establish diplomatic relations between the two countries at the ambassadorial level as of 29 Thul Hijjah 1410 A.H., corresponding to 21 July 1990 A.D.


The Government of the People's Republic of China supports the policy of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in pursuit of achieving its security, stability and national interests.


The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recognizes that the Government of the People' Republic of China is the sole legitimate government that represents the entire Chinese people.


The two Governments have agreed to develop cooperation and friendly relations between the two countries on the basis of the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each others internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistence.



QIAN QICHEN Minister of Foreign Affairs of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China

SAUD AL FAISAL The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



21 July 1990