September 6, 2013 | 4:30 am | Print
Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Saudi Arabia is interested in forging greater ties with Barbados, according to the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Abdallah Y Al-Mouallimi.
The Ambassador revealed as much Tuesday following a courtesy call with Barbados Foreign Minister Maxine McClean at the Foreign Ministry in Bridgetown.
The Saudi envoy said the talks would be used as the “starting point of cooperation and opening new doors of communication.”
The discussions with McClean also covered the country’s bid for a seat on the Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council.
Barbados and Saudi Arabia have had diplomatic relations since November 2007.