RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s future “is brighter than ever,” according to Mexico’s outgoing ambassador to the Kingdom.
During a farewell meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf, in Riyadh, envoy Alfredo Miranda hailed the efforts led by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to transform the Kingdom’s economy and society.
“I am convinced that the future of Saudi Arabia is brighter than ever under Vision 2030,” said the diplomat. “I was able to witness very important changes such as women driving, the return of cinemas, live music concerts, e-visas and the beginning of the giga-projects.”
Miranda and Al-Assaf discussed a range of issues of mutual interest including ways to further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries, and the ambassador passed on to the minister the good wishes of Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón.
The Mexican envoy said that during his term, bonds between Saudi Arabia and his country had strengthened in every respect, highlighting the number of Mexican companies now based in the Kingdom.
And he added that the G20 summit of world leaders, to be hosted by Saudi Arabia next year, would offer another opportunity to promote bilateral meetings.
Al-Assaf wished Miranda great success in his new endeavors, and the outgoing ambassador responded by saying that he was “proud of having fulfilled professional goals, and also pleased to have met so many people he now calls friends.”
The Saudi-Mexican Parliamentary Friendship Committee of the Shoura Council, chaired by Mohammed Al-Nqadi, also met with Miranda on Tuesday and discussed issues of common interest between the two countries, especially in parliamentary domains, and means of enhancing bilateral relations.