KSA and Sri Lanka meet to improve ties

KSA and Sri Lanka meet to improve ties
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Published August 18th, 2014 - 16:00 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal (AFP/ File Archive).
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal (AFP/ File Archive).

The meeting took place after the Sri Lankan envoy presented copies of his credentials to the minister, who also received the credentials of Niger’s Ambassador Amadou Songhai, Iran’s Ambassador Hussein Sidky and Mauritania’s Ambassador Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Al-Ameen.

Mohamed told Arab News that talks, which addressed issues of bilateral interest, were cordial. “I also told the foreign affairs minister that Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, intends to visit the Kingdom,” he said, adding that the last such visit was made by the late former Sri Lankan President Junius Richard Jayawardene some four decades ago.

The Saudi mission has been headed by Ambassador Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman Al-Jammaz for the past three years.

The ambassador said that he is keen on promoting trade, tourism and investment between the two countries. He also thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for various assistance given from time to time when the country needed them.

Saudi Arabia built a first-of-its-kind epilepsy and diagnosis hospital in Colombo at the cost of SR75 million. It also completed construction of a neuro-trauma hospital in the capital and built 500 houses for the island’s tsunami victims.

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