Saudi King Salman bin Abulaziz Al-Saud attends the first Gulf Cooporative Council's (GCC) "GCC British Summit," in Sakhir Palace Bahrain, Dec. 7, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman starts a month-long Asian tour Sunday to build ties with the world's fastest growing importers of Saudi oil and promote investment opportunities, including the sale of a stake in its giant state firm Saudi Aramco.In a sign of the importance which the kingdom places on strengthening economic ties with Asia, Indonesian officials say Salman will be accompanied by a 1,500-strong entourage including 10 ministers.The kingdom in August signed 15 preliminary agreements with China -- ranging from house-building in Saudi Arabia to water projects and oil storage -- during a visit by the king's powerful son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is spearheading the economic reform plan.In China, which is challenging the United States as the world's biggest oil consumer, Saudi has just been pipped by Russia as the top supplier.Salman is also expected to go to China, although neither Saudi nor Chinese officials have confirmed the visit, before spending the last two weeks of March on holiday in the Maldives, according to a Maldives diplomat.
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