Visit of Saudi Delegation

Before I proceed with the business, on my behalf and on behalf of the Members of Seanad Éireann I offer a céad míle fáilte, a most sincere welcome, to a parliamentary delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by His Excellency, Dr. Ahmed Al-Issa, the Minister for Education. They are very welcome to Seanad Éireann and I hope they will find their visit useful and to our mutual benefit.

I also add my praises and thanks to the delegation from Saudi Arabia and I wish them well. As Minister of State with responsibility for trade I am very anxious to grow trade between our two countries. We have two resident ambassadors present. The delegation is very welcome to Ireland.