Textile Arabia expo will open new doors for youth in KSA

Updated 12 March 2014
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Textile Arabia expo will open new doors for youth in KSA

Textile Arabia, the international exhibition of apparel, machinery, clothes, latest equipment and technology from Germany, Italy, France, Pakistan and other countries will kick off in Jeddah from March 25 at the Jeddah International Center for forums and events.
The 6-day exhibition will be organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) with 120 international exhibitors and experts of the textile industry.
Mohiuddin Hakami, assistant secretary general at the JCCI in a press conference on Monday, said that this exhibition will help in the development of the fashion and textile industry which has investments reaching up to SR10 billion.
He said that the aim of this exhibition is to enhance the international investment in the sector, rehabilitation of youth in the sector with the help of the textile and fashion committee at JCCI, develop the local industry and join the developed countries in this sector.
He emphasized that Saudi women are very interested in the fashion and textile industry so this exhibition with international models and experts of textiles and fashion will provide an excellent opportunity to those who want to enter this industry.
He further said that the readymade clothes are a good option for productive families and medium and small enterprises to develop their business.
Mohammed Al Shehri the chairman of the textile and clothing committee at JCCI said that the event will host an exclusive selection of designers and people interested in the fashion industry at every level. Everyone related to the sector is expected to be present from local merchants, manufacturers and fashion designers.
“The aim of this exhibition is to introduce the techniques and modern production methods that are used internationally and to boost the national industry by opening doors for new job opportunities for the youth in this sector and enhance their competitiveness in the garments’ sector,” he explained.
He also said that the exhibition aims to foster an exchange of expertise, experiences and transfer of knowledge through a series of workshops that will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition with specialized experts from Germany, France, Japan and the United States. It is expected that there will be information on the latest developments, techniques, machineries and specialized equipment in the fashion and textile industry.
Abdullah Iraqi, a representative of the Arab textile company showed a keen interest in the exhibition and said the youth will be able to learn how they can contribute to the economy of the country through this industry. He also suggested that universities and colleges visit the exhibition to see the benefit of having subjects related to textile and industry in the curriculum to develop the talent of those who are interested in this field.
Iraqi stressed that the Kingdom needs to develop the textile industry through small and medium industries. He said that this exhibition will be a great opportunity to learn about this sector adding that he planned to launch a hashtag program for youth to participate and learn more about the industry.


UN backs Saudi calls on justice, crime prevention

Abdullah bin Fakhri Al-Ansari. (Supplied)
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UN backs Saudi calls on justice, crime prevention

  • KSA called on member states to review national legislation to exchange experiences and techniques to effectively combat cybercrime
  • Summit resolutions target terror, cybercrime, online child abuse

GENEVA: A UN commission on crime prevention has unanimously ratified resolutions by Saudi Arabia targeting terrorism, child exploitation and cybercrime.
The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice ratification came during its 28th session at the UN headquarters in Vienna.
The most important of the Kingdom’s four resolutions seeks to combat child sexual exploitation through the internet, provide technical assistance for the implementation of international conventions to fight terrorism, and strengthen technical assistance and international cooperation to combat cybercrime.
Through these resolutions, the Kingdom highlighted the need for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to help provide access to justice for victims of child sexual exploitation and abuse through the Internet according to national legislation.
Saudi Arabia called on member states to exchange experiences on raising awareness and reporting cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation and urged them to learn from the experiences of other states in fighting extremism, recruitment and incitement of individuals to carry out terrorist acts.
The Kingdom also called on member states to review national legislation to exchange experiences and techniques to effectively combat cybercrime.
Saudi Arabia emphasized the main topics to be discussed during the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, to be held in Kyoto, Japan, and the need to focus on strengthening confidence in the rule of law, international coordination and cooperation in criminal matters, and deepening public-private sector partnerships in crime prevention efforts.
Addressing the commission’s 28th session, Abdullah bin Fakhri Al-Ansari, an adviser to the Saudi Interior Ministry, said that terrorism poses a major threat to international peace and security, and undermines the fundamental values ​​of the UN.
Al-Ansari, who is also the ministry’s director general of legal affairs and international cooperation, called for coordination and cooperation between states and organizations at regional and international levels to fight terrorism, exchange best practices, and assist in the investigation and prosecution of terrorism cases.
Leading the Saudi delegation at the conference, he called for the provision of technical assistance in capacity-building, prevention, awareness-raising, international cooperation, data collection, research, and analysis to combat cybercrime.
Al-Ansari stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation around the world to track down perpetrators by criminalizing the possession, distribution, and production of child sexual abuse materials.
He highlighted the importance of capacity-building, the provision of services and support to victims of child abuse through the Internet, providing training and strengthening the technical capacity of law enforcement agencies, providing technical support for the development of effective policies and programs, and implementing awareness-raising and education campaigns to protect children from abuse.