The Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will continue to deepen its relations with Ghana and support the nation’s development in many spheres, the Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Ghana, Meshal Handam Al-Rogi said this in Tamale on Wednesday.
He added that the two countries have had bolstering relations for a very long time which had mutually benefited both countries.
Mr Al-Rogi was on a two-day working visit to the Northern Region to make a presentation on educational and scholarship opportunities in the Royal Kingdom to the youth of Ghana and also donate gifts to some selected institutions in the region.
According to him, the enviable position of Saudi Arabia as the powerhouse of the Middle East would continue to show the way forward towards supporting the development of its key partners, especially in the areas of education and infrastructure development.
He, therefore, encouraged interested Ghanaian young persons to visit www.studyinsaudi.moe.gov.sa to take advantage of the scholarships opportunities the Royal Kingdom is providing to Ghanaian students.
He underscored the importance of knowledge in contemporary development and appealed to the Ghanaian youth to make the pursuit of knowledge an important objective in their lives.
The Ambassador also visited prominent leaders in the region including the leader of the Anbariyya Islamic Institute, Sheikh Saeed Abubakar Zakaria, the Northern Regional Chief Imam Alhaji Abdul-Salam Ahmed, Leader of Nuriya Islamic Institute Sheikh Ibrahim Basha and Leader of Nadha Islamic School, Dr Abdurrab Nabi Umar.
The Islamic leaders thanked the ambassador for his extraordinary gesture and strives in deepening the Saudi-Ghana relations. They also prayed for Allah’s continued blessings for both countries and its leaders.
He presented messages of goodwill to the leaders and praised their efforts in supporting the human development of the north by training thousands of students and also producing many scholars who are contributing in diverse ways in the development of Ghana.
The Ambassador was accompanied by his special assistant Mr Yahaya Sulemana Tuntumba, an Islamic scholar.
By Times Reporter