KSFS cites role in Saudi-Korean mutual exchanges

Abdullah Lee
Updated 07 February 2017
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KSFS cites role in Saudi-Korean mutual exchanges

RIYADH: The Korea-Saudi Friendship Society (KSFS) outlined recently its activities to contribute to the mutual exchanges between the Kingdom and the Asian country.
Dr. Abdullah Lee, chairman of the society, told Arab News from Seoul that KSFS has held seminars involving the Kingdom and supported the application process for visa.
“We feel responsible to further encourage active exchanges between the two countries and KSFS is proud to participate in such initiatives,” he said.
He said that KSFS was established in 2004 with the support of many Saudis and is registered with the Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Lee added that the KSFS also initiated the publication of the “Korea-Saudi Newsletter” with the approval of the Saudi government starting 2010 when the G20 Seoul Summit was held.
He said “this bi-monthly newsletter is being distributed through on-line website and e-mailed to more than 4,000 subscribers and as of now it has printed its 36th edition.”
He added that through the media, KSFS was able to disseminate information and insights regarding business prospects in Korea.
Lee said that through its homepage (www.koreasaudi.com), KSFS also offers a variety of background knowledge on government policies, visa application, and business practices.
He added that more than 1,000 visitors visit KSFS homepage per day and more than 2.7 million viewers visited the site since 2007.
Lee said that in 2014, KSFS successfully celebrated the 10th anniversary of its establishment at a local hotel in Seoul with support from the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the first Korea-Saudi Business Forum was also held.
He said that Saudi ministers, high-level officials and more than 200 entrepreneurs participated in the forum and had meetings with various Korean companies.
Lee, who worked in the Kingdom as diplomat for many years, also expressed his hope that the next forum will be held in the Saudi capital.


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Slaman pledges commitment to Saudi-Indian relations for centuries to come

Updated 2 min 59 sec ago
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Slaman pledges commitment to Saudi-Indian relations for centuries to come

  • The crown prince will hold talks with Modi that are expected to be wide-ranging
  • The prime minister will also host a lunch for the visiting dignitaries, while in the evening President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honor of the Saudi crown prince

DUBAI: India and Saudi Arabia’s relationship will be maintained for thousands of years, the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said at an official welcoming in New Delhi on Wednesday.

“We want to be sure India and Saudi Arabia’s relationship is maintained for thousands of years,” the crown prince said, flanked by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.

“I believe there’s a lot of Saudi work in India,” he added.

The crown prince will hold talks with Modi that are expected to be wide-ranging.

The prime minister will also host a lunch for the visiting dignitaries, while in the evening President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honor of the Saudi crown prince, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes ministers, senior officials and leading Saudi businessmen.

The official welcoming comes on the first official day of the Saudi royal’s visit to India, in the second leg of his Asia tour which began in Pakistan earlier this week.