On 28 April, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius officially opened the first Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with The Ambassador of Lithuania in Egypt H.E.  Dainius Junevičius and the Lithuanian delegation.  “I’m happy to officially welcome Dr Mahfouz Marei bin Mahfouz, who is a member of the famous and respected family in Saudi Arabia, to the club of Lithuanian honorary consuls. I strongly believe that his  extensive business connections in Saudi Arabia will  facilitate open the Saudi market for Lithuanian entrepreneurs and promote cooperation in the areas of culture, research and development, as well as develop  cooperation between universities,” said Linkevičius at the opening ceremony.

Many prominent, such as the President of Honorary Consuls in Jeddah Mr. Mohammed Attar, the country’s influential businessmen, Member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Hani Saab, Honorary Consul of  Finland H.E Mr. Mohammed Abid bin Zeger, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dr. Abdullah Marie bin Mahfouz.