The following are some quotes made during Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Saudi Arabia and Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to Mexico:
Riyadh -- "China attaches great importance to bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia and is ready to work with the Saudi side to deepen pragmatic cooperation which benefits the two peoples." -- Hu
"China values the important role Saudi Arabia has played in safeguarding regional peace and stability and ensuring international energy security. China has always dealt with its relations with Saudi Arabia from a strategic point of view." -- Hu
"China and Saudi Arabia should step up coordination, work more closely on trade and investment, jointly respond to and guard against financial risks, in a bid to ensure the two countries' economic and financial stability." -- Hu
"Both countries should take advantage of their own resources and markets, promote an all-round energy partnership and expand two-way investment." -- Hu
"Saudi Arabia would like to seek stronger cooperation in trade, economic and other fields with China and exchange views on international issues of common concern." -- Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz
"It is in the common interests of both countries to foster friendship and Saudi Arabia has a strong will to promote bilateral ties." -- King Abdullah
"The Gulf Cooperation Council has sound cooperation with China and all member countries would like to further develop ties." -- King Abdullah
Riyadh -- "Through all these big events (earthquake and Olympics), all Saudis get to know that the Chinese people have indomitable spirit and strive constantly even in adversity, which is an important reason for the Saudi people to pursue friendly cooperation with China out of their own will." -- Saudi Ambassador to China Yahya bin Abdul-Kareem Al-Zaid.
Mexico City -- "China and Mexico should make new efforts to maintain the good momentum of cooperation in order to tackle the challenges brought by the ongoing financial crisis." -- Xi
"China will stick to the path of peaceful development and a reciprocal and win-win open strategy." -- Xi
"Long-time and arduous efforts are needed to modernize the country while a peaceful international environment and a stable and harmonious domestic environment are crucial for China to achieve the goal." -- Xi
"Both Mexico and China are facing new challenges under the current financial situation, thus solidarity and closer cooperation are very important for the two countries ... not only political and economical, but also social and civilian." -- Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Mexican secretary of foreign relations.