Sep 8, 2018

Lankan envoy visits Saudi’s Eastern Province



Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Azmi Thassim recently visited the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia is one of the main industrial centres in the Kingdom.
Ambassador Thassim called on the Eastern Province Governor Prince Saud bin Nayef and updated him about the current situation in Sri Lanka, as well as the work that the Sri Lankan Embassy is carrying out in the Eastern Province.
The Ambassador also called on the Director of the Eastern Province Branch of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. He underlined the importance of having a monthly mobile consular service in the Eastern Province, as it is a service which is beneficial to the Sri Lankans working and living in the Province.
The Ambassador also met the two Deputy Mayors of the Eastern Province, Provincial Educational authorities and the Chairman and the Secretary General of the Dammam Chamber of Commerce.
Ambassador Thassim also met the Director General of Prison Affairs in the Eastern Province and visited the Dammam male and female jails to meet the Sri Lankan inmates.
The envoy visited a large private sector company in Dammam to discuss current developments in the Saudi economy and how these developments could be utilised for the benefit of Sri Lanka.
Ambassador Thassim also travelled to Al-Ahsaand Jubail to meet the Sri Lankans there. He participated in the mobile consular service that the Embassy carries out every month in Dammam in the Eastern Province. The Ambassador held a special meeting with the office bearers of the Eastern Province Sri Lanka Culture Club on enhancing the Embassy’s services in the Province.
Minister Counsellor Madhuka Wickramarachchi and Protocol Officer A.L.M. Jabeer from the Sri Lankan embassy accompanied Ambassador Thassim to the meetings.
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