In the footsteps of the silk line…


Today it is clear that the world has changed and not only has begun to shift towards change. The East-West equation returns strongly, just like what leads the “North-South” equation, and as a result, the return of polar competition, if not the conflict between the poles.

The visit of the Chinese president to Saudi Arabia comes within this framework: multipolarity and dealing with the poles, not the central American-European unilateral polarization.

The state visit of the Chinese president to the Kingdom, from which a meeting of several summits emerges in one summit: a Saudi-Chinese bilateral summit, a Chinese Gulf summit, and an expanded summit that includes China and several Arab countries, including Algeria, is a watershed visit in the international relations that linked the Gulf countries, led by Saudi Arabia after The comfortable and great rapprochement between the Far East and the Middle East, starting with China and then Russia, even if it seems as if it came based on a previous visit to the Kingdom to China about 6 years ago.

However, Saudi Arabia wanted by this to diversify its economic, commercial and even security relations, and to break away from the mantle of American protection that it has sponsored for nearly 80 years. Saudi-American relations, as is the case with all Gulf countries, are strategic and historical relations, but this does not mean that these countries depend on narrow, selfish interests from which the West benefits and benefits to the maximum extent with various claims, the most important of which is: protecting the interests of the Gulf states and their strategic security. The kingdom has begun to say loudly and openly, especially with the advent of Biden and the Democrats to power in the United States two years ago, that the kingdom is no longer what it was and that it has become a pivotal military and economic power that does not want to be dependent on anyone.

The state visit of the Chinese President to the Kingdom, preceded by a visit by President Biden, which was not on the same scale as the reception, not even the outputs, and nothing was implemented from it. On the contrary, the opposite was implemented: the historic decision of OPEC + to reduce one million barrels of oil on the eve of the midterm elections for the US Congress, raised Biden’s portfolio and democrats. Before that, the Russian President, and before him the former US President Trump, had visited the Kingdom and held a meeting that he is simulating today in the Riyadh meeting, as if the matter was intended to highlight the independence of the Saudi decision and diversify and strengthen its relations with the Far East, which is closer to the Kingdom than the United States and Western Europe: China and Russia And India…

About $30 billion of new Chinese investments and 32 projects of achievements were agreed upon between the Saudi and Chinese parties, and this is after a growing decision: dealing between the two parties in local currencies, especially the Chinese yuan, which means a blow to exclusive dealings with the dollar.

The presence of several Gulf and Arab countries in the Riyadh-Chinese-Saudi summit represents a new and serious opening in international relations, especially with the desire of many “non-aligned” international parties to walk the great “Silk Road” and enter into the “BRICS” bloc, as Saudi Arabia and Algeria represent the largest candidates. To become a member of this emerging global bloc, which will inevitably return economic competition to its seriousness after decades of Western domination.

The presence of Prime Minister Ayman bin Abdul Rahman in the activities of this summit confirms the seriousness of the meeting and its outcomes. Algeria is fully involved in the “Silk Line” project, and it is also fully involved in its desire to diversify the sources of its economic and trade dealings and expand them to include countries in the Far East, Latin America and Africa: the “BRICS” bloc, which includes Brazil, South Africa, India, China and Russia, is qualified to give the joining countries future position in the emerging economic component.

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Source: عربي21 by arabi21.com.

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