Misk Foundation and Siemens to expand collaboration on youth training

Misk and Siemens officials sign a memorandum of understanding at Misk Global Forum.
Updated 17 November 2017
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Misk Foundation and Siemens to expand collaboration on youth training

RIYADH: The Misk Foundation and Siemens have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Misk Global Forum.
It significantly expands their collaboration to develop opportunities and empower young people in Saudi Arabia.
Roland Busch, chief technology officer and managing board member of Siemens AG, participated in a panel discussion at the Misk Global Forum.
He highlighted the contribution of young people in creating smart cities in Saudi Arabia and beyond.
He said: “I encourage you to take up the challenges in this ever-changing world and discover what the next generation of technologies can and will do for you and your communities.”
The MoU builds on the agreement that was signed at last year’s Misk Global Forum, which led to the creation of an internship scheme for Saudi youth at Siemens in Germany.
The undergraduates were the first engineering students who returned to the Kingdom after completing several assignments over the course of 10 weeks in Siemens Energy Management and Mobility divisions.
Arja Talakar, CEO of Siemens Saudi Arabia, said: “We look forward to jointly driving more successful initiatives with the Misk Foundation under this MoU.”


King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

Updated 9 min 39 sec ago
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King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

  • Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Islamic Summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Islamic Summit.

According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement, King Salman has sent an invitation to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and leaders of other Arab countries to two summits to discuss the recent attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the UAE and on Saudi Arabia's oil pipelines and their repercussions on the region. 

“The attack on ships in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates and the terrorist-backed Iran-backed Houthi militias’ attack on two oil pumping stations in the Kingdom have serious implications for regional and international peace and security and for the supply and stability of world oil markets,” the foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.