PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER: Speaker meets Saudi parliamentary delegation, led by Saudi Speaker

This morning, Speaker of the House of Representatives An?lu Farrugia received a courtesy visit by Speaker of the Malis Alshura, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Mohammed Alsheikh, who is leading a delegation from the Saudi Arabia – Malta Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Following a tA�te-A�-tA�te, the two dignitaries had a meeting, together with the participation of Members from the respective Parliamentary Friendship Groups.

During the said meeting, the two sides made reference to the strong bilateral relations that exist between Malta and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These diplomatic relations were established on 1st September 1975.

They discussed issues of mutual interest, particularly of parliamentary importance, as well as how to enhance the trade and commercial ties between the two countries.

Reference was made to the relations between Saudi Arabia and the European Union, and to the visit by HR/VP Federica Mogherini to Saudi Arabia last May. Malta’s forthcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union was also mentioned, in particular to the Parliamentary dimension of the said Presidency.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Farrugia was accompanied by the Joseph Sammut MP, Michael Falzon MP, David Agius MP and Anthony Bezzina MP.

Mohammed Alsheikh was accompanied by Saad Mohammed Alhareky MP, Hamdah Khalaf Alanazi MP, Secretary to Speaker of the Majlis Alshura Yasser Mohammed Olobeisi, and Protocol Officer Fahad Mohammed Almarshed.

Source: Government of Malta.