Published: 19:49, November 20, 2023 | Updated: 19:49, November 20, 2023
China, Saudi Arabia sign currency swap agreement
By Xinhua

This undated file photo shows an exterior view of the People's Bank of China in Beijing, capital of China. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING — The People's Bank of China and the Saudi Central Bank have signed a bilateral currency swap agreement, China's central bank said Monday.

The total value of the currency swap agreement is 50 billion yuan (about $6.98 billion), or 26 billion Saudi riyals, the central bank said in a statement on its website.

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The agreement is valid for three years and can be renewed upon mutual consent, according to the statement.

The currency swap arrangement will help strengthen financial cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia, expand the use of the two countries' currencies, and promote bilateral trade and investment facilitation, the statement added.