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Saudi-Zambian Joint Committee Kicks off 3rd Session Meetings

Riyadh, The Saudi-Zambian Joint Committee held its 3rd session meetings here today, under the chairmanship of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture Eng. Ahmed Al-Iyadah and his Zambian counterpart Kaiola Siamy. The meetings will last for three days.

At the outset, Al-Iyadah welcomed Siamy and accompanying delegation, pointing out that the meetings fall within the general agreement for economic and technical cooperation between the two countries cosigned, in Zambia, in 2010.

For her part, Siamy expressed thanks to and appreciation of the Kingdom for the hospitality accorded to the delegation, reasserting that the meeting reflect the profound of bilateral relations. She also expressed pleasure at the a Saudi loan by the Saudi Development Fund for Zambia worth $103 to build King Salman Specialist Hospital for Women and Children.

In addition to providing Zambia with another sum of $16 million to upgrade a university-teaching hospital, as well as sending a team to assess and facilitate exporting Zambian livestock and animal products to the Kingdom.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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