Azmi Thassim calls on President of Shura Council of Saudi Arabia

Ambassador Azmi Thassim with Dr. Abdullah ibn Mohammed ibin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Saudi Arabia Azmi Thassim called on Dr. Abdullah ibn Mohammed ibin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, President of the Shura Council of Saudi Arabia at the Council premises in Riyadh on October 22, 2018. Shura Council is the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia, which is equivalent to Parliament.

At this cordial meeting, Dr. Al-Sheikh recalled the long standing relationship between the Sri Lankan Parliament and the Shura Council, adding that the “bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia are extremely strong.” He also noted that the last exchange of visits between the legislatures of Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia, had occurred 16 years ago, in 2002.

The President said that he would explore the possibility of visiting Sri Lanka next month when he undertakes a visit to East Asia.

The Ambassador and Dr. Al-Sheikh also discussed a range of topics which are important in further strengthening the ties between the Embassy and the Shura Council.

Head of Chancery Madhuka Wickramaarachchi and Officer-in-Charge of Bilateral Affairs at the Embassy A.L.M. Jabeer associated with the Ambassador at the meeting.

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