September 20, 2019 / 1:30 PM / a month ago

China's Xi speaks to Saudi Arabia's King on phone - Xinhua

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China June 25, 2019. Nicolas Asfouri/Pool via REUTERS

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Friday, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Xi told the Saudi King that China condemned an attack on the country’s oil facilities and called on all parties to avoid taking steps that would escalate the situation, Xinhua reported.

Reporting by Meg Shen and Twinnie Siu; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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