RIYADH: Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, met Carl Hallegard, deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa department at the European External Action Service, in Riyadh on Thursday.

They discussed human rights cooperation and future development possibilities and other issues of common concern.

Al-Awwad pointed out the efforts of the Kingdom to protect human rights, and the pioneering changes endorsed by Saudi Arabia according to the Vision 2030 reform plan.
The meeting was attended by Patrick Simonnet, the ambassador of the EU to the Kingdom.