Honduras and Saudi Arabia promote bilateral cooperation

©Reuters. Honduras and Saudi Arabia promote bilateral cooperation

Tegucigalpa, Feb 22 (.).- The president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, received this Tuesday in audience a mission from Saudi Arabia as part of the promotion of cooperation between the two countries, reported the Executive of the Central American country.

The Saudi Arabian mission was led by Tourism Minister and Chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development Ahmed Agil Al Khateeb.

In a statement, the Honduran Presidency indicated that the meeting addressed issues on “tourism, agriculture, energy and bilateral cooperation because Saudi Arabia is a world power in economic matters and because it will be the first time that it will allocate funds to our country.”

He added that the meeting highlighted the necessary collaboration that Honduras requires to overcome the challenges of foreign debt and poverty that has worsened in the last twelve years.

According to official sources in Tegucigalpa, the internal and external debt inherited by the government that Xiomara Castro took office on January 27 last exceeds 15,000 million dollars.

Castro explained to the Saudi Arabian mission the opportunities offered by Honduras for its agricultural development.

The Saudi delegation, according to official information, expressed its willingness to “address the financial problems inherited in the National Electric Power Company (ENEE, plunged into a crisis) for which there will be meetings between counterparts from both countries to address this and other topics”.

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