King Salman was ordered to send urgent aid to China on Thursday to help overcome the new coronavirus.
In a telephone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping, he expressed his solidarity with the Chinese people over the outbreak of the virus.
He said that he ordered the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to provide urgent aid to Beijing to address the crisis.
He offered his condolences to Xi over those killed by the virus and wished a speedy recovery to the infected.
Saudi Arabia is confident China can handle the outbreak, stressed King Salman.
For his part, Xi underscored China’s ability to confront the virus, thanking King Salman for his support.