Saudi Arabia wants ties with both China and U.S., says foreign minister

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RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Thursday after a China-Arab summit hosted by Riyadh that the kingdom wants to cooperate with both the United States and China - economic rivals - and that while competition was good, polarisation was not.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, asked in a news conference about Washington's denial of Saudi mediation efforts in a Russia-U.S. prisoner swap - said he was aware of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "personal mediation efforts" to release U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner.

(Reporting by Maha El Dahan and Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Angus MacSwan)


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