Embassy of Portugal in Saudi Arabia

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The Ambassador of Portugal in Riyadh meets with KAFRA’s Secretary General

On October 30th 2017, the Ambassador of Portugal in Riyadh, Manuel Carvalho was received by Dr. Fahad AlSammari, Secretary General of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (KAFRA), also known as Darah, in his office.

The meeting followed the approval by the Saudi Council of Ministers of the Memorandum of Understanding between Darah and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Portuguese Republic concerning Cooperation in the fields of Archives and Record Keeping, signed in Lisbon in April 2016.

The topic of the conversation revolved around the deepening of the Cooperation between the Foundation and several Portuguese Institutions, within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding.  

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Dr. Fahad AlSammari (left); Ambassador Manuel Carvalho (right)

Photograph courtesy of KAFRA

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On October 23rd began “Saudi Build and Stonetech”, one of the biggest Trade Fairs for the Construction Industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, taking place annually in Riyadh.

This year’s edition has the participation of 7 Portuguese Companies: Geoinveste; Mármores Ferrar; Tojalmar; Rodi; Granetos; Leirimetal e Pavimetal. Their exhibitors are all in the same area of the showroom, well identified with the national colors, prepared with the support of AEP (Portuguese Business Association) that is also present at the event.

The Fair was opened by the “Mayor” of Riyadh, Eng. Ibrahim Al Sultan. The Ambassador of Portugal in Riyadh, Manuel Carvalho, was present at the inauguration, as well as, the Embassy’s Commercial Counsellor, Afonso Duarte, who together visited the Portuguese Companies’ exhibitors and also spoke with the representative of the AEP and the business people there present.

This Trade Show, ending on October 26th, is a good opportunity for Companies to showcase their products on the Saudi Market.




(Left to Right) Jorge Marcolino (AEP), Ambassador Manuel Carvalho and Afonso Duarte (AICEP) 


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Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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