Colombo, Sep 11 (BAN/ AD): On Tuesday Dr. Abdullah Al- Asheikh the Speaker of Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council (Parliament),who is touring Sri Lanka on official visit has called on President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday at the President’s Office. Post meeting with President the Saudi Speaker has said that necessary steps will be taken to increase cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka parliaments.
The President has thanked Dr. Al- Asheikh for all support Sri Lanka got through the Saudi Fund. He also appreciated Saudi Arabia for providing assistance to Muslim Hajj pilgrims who visit Macca.
When President Sirisena has noted that 136,000 Sri Lankans are currently employed in Saudi Arabia, Speaker Al-Asheikh said that Sri Lankan workers are very popular in his country for their efficiency and his country would take steps to offer more employment opportunities to Sri Lanka.