Ambassador of Albania presented the Letters of Credentials to Sultan of Oman


On February 15, 2021, The Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to Sultanate of Oman, resident in Riyadh, Sami Shiba, presented the Letters of Credentials to His Majesty, Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said. At the meeting, after the presentation of the Letters, discussed on strengthening the relations between two countries,as well as various issues of common interest etc.

Covid-19: Saudi Arabia bans entry from 20 countries


Covid-19: Saudi Arabia has decided to ban entry into the Kingdom from 20 countries.  Ministry of Interior said that entry ban will go into effect from Wednesday, February 3, at 9pm. The temporary suspension of permission to enter will be applicable to anyone who comes from, or has transited through any of those countries, 14 days prior to the date they wish to enter the kingdom
The complete list of 20 countries from where entry will be banned include:



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Meeting with Saudi investor


Ambassador Sami Shiba met with Dr. Ibrahim Dhahi Aldhahi, Founder and President of “Brokers United Limited” (Finance - investment - trade; Gulf Pioneers International for Recruitment; Al Fanar International Group, Al Fanar International Commercial, Al Fanar International Real Estate, Al Fanar International Educational, London Academy for Training and Employment), who, in the framework of investments outside Saudi Arabia,  expressed interest in the possibility of investment in Albania.

Meeting with Saudi Minister of Tourism


On November 15, 2020, Ambassador Sami Shiba held an online meeting with H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
During the meeting, they shared their opinion on the very good relations between the two countries, as well as expressed the commitment of the two governments to expand relations and cooperation, especially in the economic field, with special emphasis on the field of Tourism act., and to increase the Saudi Arabia investments presence in Albania, especially investments in strategic projects.

Meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister


On November 10, 2020, Ambassador Sami Shiba held ameeting with the Deputy Minister for Consular Affairs at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Tamim Al-Dossary. 
During the meeting, a number of issues of common interest were discussed.

Meeting with Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers


On November 3, 2020, Ambassador Sami Shiba held a fruitful meeting with Mr. Ajlan Al-Ajlan, the Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers and also Chairman of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as Chairman of “Ajlan and Brothers Co.” 
Discussed on strengthening of economic cooperation, especialy to increase the presence of Saudi investors in Albania, to organize the visits of business delegations, increase trade exchanges, as well as to establish the Saudi-Albanian Business Council.

Meeting with Chairman of Arabian Education and Training Group


On November 2, 2020, Ambassador Sami Shiba held a meeting with Dr. Ahmad A. Al-Taweel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arabian Education and Training Holding Co., one of the largest training center in the region.
Interested in expanding the investment in Albania. Expressed also the interest about Albania's potentials and opportunities for foreign investors, especially in the field of agriculture, and for agricultural products.

Albania adapts visa-free travel for Summer Season, 2020


Albania adapts visa-free travel for Summer Season, 2020
Albania adapts visa-free travel for Summer Season, so during the Summer Season, from June 10, 2020 to November 30, 2020, the citizens from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman can travel & enter to Albania without having to obtain a visa at the Embassy of Albania. Travel can be done with a passport.

Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Airlines Company FLYNAS


Following the meetings and invitation of the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Sami Shiba, extended to the Saudi Airlines Company FLYNAS, to explore the possibility of investing in Albania, the Chief Executive Officer of this company, Bander Al-Mohanna, visited Albania from 18-20 April 2019, which corresponded with the same period of time of the Saudi businessman’s delegation presence.


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