By Arab News
By MD Rasooldeen
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah had greatly comforted citizens with his package of attractive benefits, according to visiting President of the Spanish Senate Javier Rojo.
Rojo, who is currently on an official visit to the Kingdom, made these remarks following a meeting held at the headquarters of the Shoura Council here on Saturday.
Rojo is here in the capital on an invitation of the Shoura Council Chairman Abdullah Al-Asheikh.
Spanish Ambassador Pablo Bravo, Abdul Rahman Al-Barrak, vice chairman of Shoura Council, and Muhammed Al-Ghamdi, the Shoura’s secretary-general, were also present at the discussions between the Shoura members and the visiting delegation.
“I followed King Abdullah’s speech. He has made commendable efforts for the progress and prosperity of the Kingdom that would immensely benefit its citizens,” Rojo said. Referring to his talks with the Shoura members, he said, they focused on promoting bilateral relations between the two countries in political and economic fields of interests.
“We want the bilateral ties to reach new heights under the guidance of King Abdullah and King Juan Carlos I of Spain,” Rojo said, pointing out that his delegation also expressed Spain’s desire to participate in development projects in the Kingdom and also to promote parliamentary relations between the two countries.
Earlier, during his speech before the Shoura members, Rojo said: “I am pleased to visit this great country. I come from a country of many cultures and civilizations which appreciates the values of the religion of Islam.”
Rojo also mentioned the great contributions made by King Abdullah toward global peace, security and stability through his interfaith dialogue mission.
During the bilateral talks, the two parties reviewed their cooperation in political, economic and counter-terrorism areas. They also pledged to cooperate with each other to promote the activities of the Saudi–Spanish Parliamentary Friendship Committee for the greater good of the members of the two bodies.
In his welcome address, Al-Asheikh said the Kingdom under the able leadership of King Abdullah is interested in strengthening relations with friendly countries such as Spain.
The discussions were followed by a luncheon hosted by Al-Asheikh at the Shoura Council headquarters in Riyadh on Saturday.