Danish delegation targets Saudi trade opportunities

Updated 01 March 2016
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Danish delegation targets Saudi trade opportunities

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held wide-ranging talks with Danish Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik here on Sunday.
The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations while discussing various aspects of cooperation between the two countries and agreed on ways to further enhance relations.
King Salman hosted a banquet luncheon for Crown Prince Frederik and his accompanying delegation at his palace.
Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Princess Mary, accompanied by a huge delegation of senior ministers including foreign minister Kristian Jensen and high-ranking government officials and senior business executives, are on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia.

They were received at the King Khalid International Airport by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar.
A Danish embassy official said that the crown prince is scheduled to take part in a number of business activities with focus on strengthening trade for Danish business concerns in several areas such as sustainability, health, food products, education and design.
Crown Prince Frederik, along with Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Zamil, chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers, is scheduled to jointly open the Saudi-Danish business forum on Monday.
Senior executives from about 44 Danish companies and several interest groups including Confederation of Danish Industry (CDI) and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council (DAFC) to promote Denmark’s export interests will attend the forum.
The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), in collaboration with the CDI and DAFC, will host the Saudi-Danish Business Forum and Exhibition at a hotel in Riyadh. Danish companies will display their products.
The Danish Crown Prince and his accompanying delegation also visited the historic Al-Dirriyah area. Notably, the Turaif district in the historic area was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2010.
Al-Dirriyah Gov. Prince Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman welcomed the Danish royals in the historic area. They toured the neighborhood and were briefed on various development projects.
Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, meanwhile, received his Danish counterpart at the foreign ministry office and discussed bilateral relations and the current situation in the Gulf and Middle East.
The Danish Crown Prince is scheduled to take part in a number of business activities with focus on strengthening trade for Danish business concerns in several areas such as sustainability, health, food products, education and design, a Danish embassy official said.
Trade relations between the two countries have witnessed remarkable growth in the recent past with further development in trade and investment with the trade exchanges reaching SR2,840 million by the end of 2015. The Danish royals are scheduled to leave for Qatar after their 3-day visit to the Kingdom.


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.