Danish delegation targets Saudi trade opportunities
RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held wide-ranging talks with Danish Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik here on Sunday.
The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations while discussing various aspects of cooperation between the two countries and agreed on ways to further enhance relations.
King Salman hosted a banquet luncheon for Crown Prince Frederik and his accompanying delegation at his palace.
Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Princess Mary, accompanied by a huge delegation of senior ministers including foreign minister Kristian Jensen and high-ranking government officials and senior business executives, are on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia.
They were received at the King Khalid International Airport by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar.
The crown prince is scheduled to take part in a number of business activities with focus on strengthening trade for Danish business concerns in several areas such as sustainability, health, food products, education and design.
Crown Prince Frederik, along with Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Zamil, chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers, is scheduled to jointly open the Saudi-Danish business forum on Monday.
The Danish Crown Prince and his accompanying delegation also visited the historic Al-Dirriyah area. Notably, the Turaif district in the historic area was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2010.
Al-Dirriyah Gov. Prince Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman welcomed the Danish royals in the historic area. They toured the neighborhood and were briefed on various development projects.
Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, meanwhile, received his Danish counterpart at the foreign ministry office and discussed bilateral relations and the current situation in the Gulf and Middle East.
The Danish Crown Prince is scheduled to take part in a number of business activities with focus on strengthening trade for Danish business concerns in several areas such as sustainability, health, food products, education and design, a Danish embassy official said.
Trade relations between the two countries have witnessed remarkable growth in the recent past with further development in trade and investment with the trade exchanges reaching SR2,840 million by the end of 2015.
Source: Arab News, Monday 29 February 2016