Saudi Arabia and China signed a memorandum of understanding to build a high energy nuclear reactor that would use gas for cooling.
Dubai: Saudi Arabia oil giant Saudi Aramco and China's Sinopec on Tuesday signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
The Saudi state news agency also said Saudi Arabia and China signed a memorandum of understanding to build a high energy-nuclear reactor that would use gas for cooling.
The agency said the agreement was one of 14 agreements and memoranda of understanding signed between Saudi Arabia and China on the first day of a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Riyadh.
Xi is also scheduled to visit Iran and Egypt on his Jan. 19-23 tour.