February 6, 2020 / 2:11 PM / 16 days ago

China's Xi discusses virus outbreak with Saudi king

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi jinping speaks during a meeting with Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 28, 2020. Naohiko Hatta/Pool via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday discussed the coronavirus outbreak with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman by telephone, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported.

The two discussed “efforts to combat and control the novel coronavirus epidemic”, the report added.

Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Toby Chopra

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