7th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Jeddah, offers lessons in growth

Updated 15 February 2018
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7th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Jeddah, offers lessons in growth

JEDDAH: More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the 7th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition at the University of Business and Technology (UBT) on Feb. 20 and 21.
Council of Saudi Chambers Secretary-General Dr. Saud Al-Mishari said the conference will help develop education in a variety of fields, and encourage scientific and research partnerships with international universities inside and outside the Kingdom.
The conference and its associated exhibition have become one of the most important education forums in the region. The event is being held this year under the patronage of Education Minister Ahmed Al-Issa. Education policymakers and experts, as well as students and parents, will be among the visitors.
Speakers will discuss a range of education strategies for achieving innovation, employment, and economic growth.
An exhibition promoting more than 150 universities and companies from at least 30 states will run in conjunction with the conference, offering academic opportunities for universities and other institutions.
Education ministries from Gulf countries, the Association of Arab Universities and UBT have been involved in organizing the conference.
Al-Mishari highlighted the Kingdom’s interest in education as part of its Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy and encourage private-sector investment.


Saudi foreign minister receives German envoy

Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir receives German Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jörg Ranau in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 20 min 36 sec ago
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Saudi foreign minister receives German envoy

  • The Saudi-German partnership is more important now than ever before because regional and international challenges have increased
  • Germany stands with its regional partners, including Saudi Arabia, to do whatever it can to assist in the restoration of peace and security, across the world

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir received on Thursday German Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jörg Ranau in Riyadh.

During the meeting, Al-Jubeir received a copy of his credentials as ambassador to the Kingdom in preparation for submission to King Salman.

The reception was attended by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Protocol Affairs Azzam bin Abdulkarim Al-Qain.

The Saudi-German partnership is more important now than ever before because regional and international challenges have increased. The full restoration of peace and stability in the Middle East is a shared objective. 

Germany stands with its regional partners, including Saudi Arabia, to do whatever it can to assist in the restoration of peace and security, across the world in general and in the region in particular.

Germany is also a committed partner of the global coalition against Daesh, the focus of which is to ensure that their military defeat is sustainable by stabilizing liberated areas, facilitating the return of internally displaced people and tackling the root causes of the emergence of the terror group.