Some 2,000 Filipinos working in the Najran region southwest Saudi Arabia received praise from no less than the emir there, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
Emir Prince Meshaal bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud relayed his high regard for Filipinos and their professionalism to Ambassador Ezzedin Tago.
Tago had paid a courtesy call to the emir last June 4, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
"The Emir of Najran lauded Filipinos working in the region, who are estimated to number about 2,000, for their excellent reputation and professionalism," the DFA added.
For his part, Tago thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, through the Emir, for the employment opportunities for Filipinos in the Kingdom.
He also cited the excellent treatment that the Filipinos received while working there.
Meanwhile, Tago invited the Emir to visit the Philippines in the near future, and informed him of business and investment opportunities in the Philippines.
Tago also voices hopes Saudis in Najran will consider the Philippines as their next tourist destination, citing the long and strong relationship between the two peoples.
With Tago in his call was Third Secretary and Vice Consul Paul Saret. — LBG, GMA News