Netherlands envoy, Asir governor discuss possible tie-ups
RIYADH: Netherlands Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joost Reintjes met with Prince Faisal bin Khalid, governor of the Asir region, and discussed possible cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
The Asir governor received the Netherlands ambassador and his accompanying delegation in Abha, a Netherlands Embassy spokesperson told Arab News on Tuesday.
Topics discussed included possible relations between Dutch enterprises in Abha and cooperation between universities of the two countries.
The University of Maastricht and the University of Groningen, which have a high reputation for academic teaching and research and a large international network, already have a memorandum of understanding with universities in Riyadh, the spokesperson said.
The two leaders discussed a trade mission to Abha soon to promote tie-ups that will enhance trade cooperation.
The two sides also discussed the historical relationship between the Kingdom and the Netherlands.
The Netherlands and Saudi Arabia have shared strong ties for a long time and the Asir governor praised bilateral relations between the two countries.
Earlier, the Dutch ambassador said that it was good to exchange views and share experiences in various areas.
The Netherlands Embassy in Riyadh recently organized the Golden Falcon Film Festival, which screened 30 Saudi films on big screens, with Saudi men and women in the audience.
It also organized a business trip for Saudi businesswomen to the Netherlands, during which they met with their Dutch counterparts, visited companies and shared experiences helpful in developing business leaders.Source: Google News Netherlands | Netizen 24 Netherlands