Saudi Arabia has become a global player, and Poland is looking forward to a significant trade and investment movement, especially in the agricultural sector, revealed a senior Polish diplomat as Riyadh and Warsaw move towards strengthening their strategic partnership and expanding economic cooperation.
On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Riyadh.
During the meeting, they reviewed friendly relations between the two countries and ways to enhance prospects for bilateral cooperation in various fields.
The Crown Prince and Morawiecki also tackled issues of common interest.
“The visit of the Polish premier is the first visit for a head of the Polish government to the Kingdom in 11 years,” Robert Rostek, Poland’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, told Asharq Al-Awsat.
Rostek affirmed that Poland is interested in developing bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia.
“Saudi Arabia is one of the main trading partners,” acknowledged Rostek, adding that his country looks forward to working closely with the Kingdom, especially in agriculture.
“Saudi Arabia is the largest importer of Polish agro-food products from all the GCC countries,” he noted.
“We believe that the real potential of our economies allows for a significant increase in the trade volume of the agricultural sector and many others,” asserted Rostek.
“Poland can potentially play an important role in strengthening supply chains to Saudi Arabia, logistics related to food security, storage facilities, and the provision of agricultural technology to Saudi producers and their partners, both in the Kingdom itself and the wider region,” he said. clarified.
The volume of trade exchange between Poland and Saudi Arabia until October 2022 exceeded $7.9 billion. Saudi exports to Poland amounted to more than $6.7 billion, of which $6.4 billion were oil exports and $283 million were non-oil exports.