The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed ben Salman, travelled to China on an official visit. The purpose: to contribute his support to China’s anti-terrorism policy.

The Crown Prince’s trip is taking place just as Turkey issues a declaration denouncing the repression that China is applying, according to Ankara, against the Uigur people, a people of Turkish language and Muslim religion. At the same time, China has just started a biometric censure in the region of Xinjiang, where the majority of the Uigur live. ‎

During his stay, the heir to the Saudi throne has taken the opportunity to sign a number of cooperation agreements with Peking. Riyadh is trying to diversify its suppliers so that it can shake off its dependence on the United States and so that it can organize its oil exports. ‎

Anoosha Boralessa