In this Nov. 30, 2015 file photo, China's President Xi Jinping attends the opening session at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris. (Eric Feferberg/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran next week, Beijing's foreign ministry said Friday, as the world's second-largest economy seeks greater diplomatic heft.Spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement that Xi would visit the three Middle Eastern countries over five days from Tuesday.As China's economy has grown, its dependence on imported oil and natural gas has increased, making the Middle East a crucial part of China's strategy as it seeks to expand its influence through Xi's signature foreign policy initiative, One Belt One Road.Earlier this week a Chinese diplomat urged "calm and restraint" between Saudi Arabia and Iran, but Xi's trip was most probably organised before the discord erupted between Iran and Saudi, Zhu said.
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