BOGOTA: Saudi Arabia is committed to opening an embassy in Colombia, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs told his South American counterpart at a recent meeting.
Adel Al-Jubeir met with Colombia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Alvaro Leyva Duran during his ongoing visit to the country.
“We received the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Adel Al Jubeir,” Leyva said in a tweet, adding: “At the meeting, Minister Adel highlighted the commitment to open an Embassy in Colombia soon.”
The two ministers discussed Riyadh-Bogotá relations and ways to enhance them in all fields and exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
Apart from his Cabinet position, Al-Jubeir is also the Kingdom’s envoy for climate affairs.
Relations between the two countries have been strengthening over recent years, including the establishment of diplomatic relations as announced through the UN on Sept. 8, 2011.
The two countries also already have open trade links worth millions in both directions.
Source : Arab News