Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka are broadening their political consultations and expanding bilateral cooperation in over 60 areas, officials of both countries told Arab News after their first joint committee meeting.
Arab News reported that a delegation of Sri Lankan officials was in Riyadh over the weekend for the first session of the Saudi-Sri Lankan Joint Committee, which was established to expand bilateral engagements.
The session was co-chaired by Saudi Vice Minister for Human Resources Dr. Abdullah Abu Thunain and Tharaka Balasuriya, Sri Lanka’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs.
“I am extremely pleased with our growing bilateral relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Balasuriya told Arab News.
“The recently concluded joint commission has identified 63 areas for cooperation in various sectors,” he added.
The two countries also signed a memorandum on political consultations, marking a new step in bilateral relations.
“The MoU on political consultations provides opportunities for periodic discussions between our two foreign ministries. That will help immensely in the process of enhancing our relations,” Balasuriya said.
“We are also pleased to witness the emergence of the Kingdom as a leading player in the international arena.”
Envoys of both countries also welcomed the expanded cooperation.
“The results of the meetings will contribute to enhancing cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, investment, work, environment, education, culture, sports, agriculture and humanitarian work,” Saudi Ambassador to Colombo Khalid bin Hamoud Al-Qahtani said.
“I am sure this visit will help consolidate the existing distinguished relations to a greater extent between the two countries.”
Al-Qahtani added that the agreement on political consultations was “an important achievement” in bilateral relations, while Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Riyadh Pakeer Mohideen Amza said it was “immensely beneficial.”
“Political consultations facilitate the foreign ministries of both countries to sit and discuss…matters of mutual interest,” Amza told Arab News.
“Sri Lanka-Saudi Arabia relations have reached a level of excellence and both countries are cooperating with each other in the international fora.”
Adwani Wednesday, 24 May 2023 04:09 PM
In the event of investment our Modayos should be careful not to attack the investors which happened to Omani nationals.
DOT Thursday, 25 May 2023 05:26 AM
But the relationships are very traditional and bit ordinary. We get same old news. Both the parties must pull up their socks.
Abdul Kaiyoom Thursday, 25 May 2023 06:34 AM
Be careful of Desappremies as like Rathana, Major Genral, wimales are all start their political compain Islamophobia and end up with past bad experiences What a pathetic to Srilankan
Confused Thursday, 25 May 2023 10:20 AM
SAUDI ARABIA IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRODUCER OF OIL . HOWEVER SRI LANKA ONLY LAST WEEK SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH CHINA UNDER THE AUSPICIOUS OF PRESIDENT RANIL WICKREMASINGHE FOR CONTINOUS SUPPLY OF OIL ? WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL WITH SAUDI ARABIA MADE BY STATE MINISTER THARAKA BALASURIYA?
Add commentComments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.
Sri Lanka boasts of a 2500 year old Buddhist culture. This culture also inclu
Abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka unless the life of the mother is at risk. Re
Recently, the “Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for Sri Lanka” was approved b
02 Jun 2023 - 19 - 1844
02 Jun 2023 - 0 - 199
02 Jun 2023 - 0 - 94
02 Jun 2023 - 6 - 1075
Name - Reply Comment