The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Organization (COMESA) received on Friday at its headquarters in the Republic of Zambia, Advisor at the Saudi Royal Court Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan, currently on a visit to Zambia.
During the meeting, Advisor Qattan reviewed the Saudi-African relations and ways to develop and strengthen them in various fields, stressing the keenness of Saudi leadership to enhance its relations with all African countries and in various fields that serve common interests.
Advisor Qattan pointed to the two summits that the Kingdom will host this year; the Saudi-African Summit and the 5th Arab-African Summit to be held in Riyadh.
He stressed that the Saudi-African Summit, which will be held for the first time, confirms the Saudi government's keenness to strengthen the partnership with all countries of the African continent.
Qattan went on that the Kingdom is looking forward to host the Expo 2030 in the city of Riyadh, lauding the declared support the Kingdom has received from African countries.
For his part, COMESA's Assistant Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration, Dave Haman expressed COMESA's welcome to Advisor Qattan's visit and his accompanying delegation,
Dave Haman also welcomed holding of the two aforementioned summits, praising the Kingdom's tireless efforts in strengthening its relations with all African countries.
Haman announced the COMESA's full support for the Kingdom's hosting of Expo 2030 in Riyadh, stressing that the Kingdom has great capabilities that enable it to hold a historical and successful addition with the highest levels of innovation.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the advisor Qattan, made a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in which he said that issuance of such a statement by this important organization to support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the Expo 2030 in Riyadh confirms that this support comes from the depth of relations between the Kingdom and the countries of the organization, and reflects its confidence that the Kingdom has great capabilities that enable it to hold a successful addition of the Expo, noting that holding of the two aforementioned summits in Riyadh reflects the keenness of Saudi leadership to consolidate its relations with all African countries in various fields, especially in the areas of development and investment for the benefit of all.