Saudi Royal Court adviser meets South African president

Saudi minister meets South African President. (Supplied)
Saudi minister meets South African President. (Supplied)
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Updated 11 June 2022
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Saudi Royal Court adviser meets South African president

Saudi minister meets South African President. (Supplied)
  • Ramaphosa conveyed his appreciation for the king and the crown prince, as well as the Saudi government and people

CAPE TOWN: Saudi Royal Court Adviser Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan recently visited South Africa and met President Cyril Ramaphosa in the capital, Cape Town.

Kattan conveyed the greetings and good wishes of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the government and people of South Africa.

Ramaphosa conveyed his appreciation for the king and the crown prince, as well as the Saudi government and people.

The men discussed bilateral relations between their two countries and ways to support and develop them in all areas, as well as international events of common interest.

Kattan also went to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s headquarters in Zambia, where he delivered a speech on Saudi-African relations and ways to enhance them. He stressed that the Saudi leadership is eager to strengthen its relations with all African states.

Kattan spoke about the first Saudi-African Summit and the fifth Arab-African Summit, which the Kingdom will host in Riyadh this year, and emphasized that the former was initiated because of the Saudi government’s eagerness to enhance cooperation with all African states.

He also discussed Saudi Arabia’s bid to host Expo 2030 and commended African states’ support for the bid.

Assistant Secretary-General for Administration and Finance Dev Haman said that COMESA appreciated Kattan’s visit and the Kingdom’s organization of the two summits.

Haman noted that COMESA fully supports the Kingdom’s Expo 2030 bid, saying he believed Saudi Arabia would be capable of organizing “a historic and successful edition with the highest levels of innovation.”