Economist / The Saudi-Portuguese Joint Committee holds a meeting in its fifth session The Saudi Press Agency


Riyadh, Shawwal 28, 1442 AH, corresponding to June 09, 2021 AD
The Saudi-Portuguese Joint Committee held a meeting in its fifth session today, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Economy and Planning in Riyadh, headed by Bandar bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Khamis, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Planning for International Economic Affairs, and from the Portuguese side, Secretary of State for Internationalization Yoriko Brillhant Dias.
The meeting touched on the most prominent economic and social developments and investment opportunities, which would contribute to creating many opportunities for cooperation, raising the volume of trade and investment exchange, exploiting investment opportunities, and creating valuable partnerships that strengthen relations between the two countries.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Planning for International Economic Affairs explained that the relations between the Kingdom and Portugal are distinguished in all fields, stressing the role of the joint committee’s work in strengthening cooperation frameworks between the two countries, stressing the importance of exchanging economic, social and investment experiences.
At the end of its work, the two heads of the committee signed the minutes of the work of the joint committee, with the participation of forty parties from both sides. The minutes included several areas of cooperation, namely (trade and investment), (finance and banking), (science, technology and creativity), (communication and information technology), ( Education), (sports, culture and tourism), (health), (environment, agriculture, sea and energy), (transport and infrastructure), (media), and (labor and social development).
It is noteworthy that among the outputs of this committee are a number of agreements that have been signed and will be signed during the current month, including a memorandum of understanding establishing a Saudi-Portuguese business council and a technical cooperation agreement between the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and the Portuguese National Institute of Quality (IPQ), and other memoranda that will be signed during the coming period in number of areas.
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