Saudi Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand Mr Hassan Nazer said that the opening of the Consulate General and Cultural Mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the city of Auckland, New Zealand was approved.

He told Saudi Press Agency today that the Consulate General will look after the interests of the Kingdom in New Zealand and will provide services to businessmen of the Kingdom and New Zealand, Saudi nationals and students who study at institutes and universities of New Zealand.

On this occasion, he expressed his thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and he noted that this approval affirms keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his follow-up and interest in all that would serve the homeland and citizens.