Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Friday met separately with senior officials from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Saudi Arabia, stressing China's cooperation with the two.
In a meeting with Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK's Supreme People's Assembly, Xi thanked the DPRK for its support for the Beijing Olympic Games. He said China and the DPRK should carry on the good tradition forged by former generations of leaders.
"It is our common responsibility to carry on the traditional friendship from one generation to another," Xi said.
In a separate meeting with Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, secretary-general of Saudi Arabia's National Security Council, Xi said the China-Saudi Arabia friendship should constantly bear new fruits.
Xi noted that China-Saudi Arabia relations have entered into a fast-growing new stage. The two countries should push their cooperation to a higher level, he said.
Both Kim Yong Nam and Prince Bandar are here for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, due to be held Friday night.