UAE, KSA to explore entrepreneurial opportunities in the two countries

1 / 4
Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia, underlined that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have strategic relations. (Supplied)
2 / 4
Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia, underlined that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have strategic relations. (Supplied)
3 / 4
Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia, underlined that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have strategic relations. (Supplied)
4 / 4
Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia, underlined that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have strategic relations. (Supplied)
Updated 26 June 2018
0

UAE, KSA to explore entrepreneurial opportunities in the two countries

JEDDAH: Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia, underlined that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have strategic relations based on solid foundations of unity, joint vision, objectives and cooperation.
This came during the entrepreneurship meeting hosted by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Tuesday, at its headquarters.
The UAE ambassador reviewed the highlights of entrepreneurial opportunities available in the two countries, pointing out that the small and medium-sized projects sector is important in that it promotes the country’s future and develops its economy on the internal scenes.
He pointed out that the country signed 20 memorandums of understanding with Saudi Arabia to tackle areas of priorities and kick-start the implementation phase of the “Strategy of Resolve” that aims to create a model of integration and cooperation between the two countries.
Moreover, Shakhbout wished for further cooperation in small and medium-sized enterprises and for the adoption of the creative Saudi experience in this area.
“A bright future awaits the two countries with big investment and development initiatives, based on solid foundations of unity, joint vision, objectives and cooperation,” he said.
Mazen Batterjee, deputy chairman of the JCCI, said: “Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia is a key element for economic development, as per Vision 2030, especially now that the Kingdom is well ranked in the entrepreneurship index worldwide.”
He proposed to establish a youth work council affiliated to Jeddah chamber for entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Thamer Al-Farshouti, head of the JCCI’s entrepreneurship committee, tackled the efforts exerted by the committee to serve this broad sector which is the lifeblood of any nation’s economic structure.
“The committee has strived to eliminate barriers to entrepreneurs, explore different opportunities and adopt the ideas and creations of entrepreneurs, and turn them into successful projects,” he concluded.


Saudi crown prince calls for establishing health center dedicated to Pakistani hero

Updated 31 min 36 sec ago
0

Saudi crown prince calls for establishing health center dedicated to Pakistani hero

  • The directive was issued during the crown prince’s visit to Pakistan on the first leg of his Asia tour
  • Khan managed to save 14 lives, but he drowned as he attempted to rescue the 15th person.

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called for the creation of a health center in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province dedicated to the memory of a Pakistani hero who saved 14 lives in Jeddah’s 2009 floods, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

The directive was issued during the crown prince’s visit to Pakistan on the first leg of his Asia tour.

In November 2009, as flash floods roared through the port city, Farman Ali Khan secured a rope to his waist and jumped into the water to rescue people.

He managed to save 14 lives, but he drowned as he attempted to rescue the 15th person.

He was posthumously awarded the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the First Order by the Saudi government and Pakistan’s Tamgha-e-Shujat by then President Asif Ali Zardari. 

“What this man displayed is a rare act of heroism,” said Rania Khaled, an account executive in Jeddah. “He didn’t pause to think of where these people came from or their nationality — all he cared about was that everyone survived the terrible flood. As a result, he lost his life and that’s what makes his tale so heroic. He cared for humanity, not just his own well-being and safety.
“He set a very high example of what a human should aspire to be. Your background, race and nationality shouldn’t matter; what matters is that we all stand together and help each other. I think if people lived with a similar mindset to that of Khan, the world would be a better place.”
Razan Sijjeeni, a photography instructor in Jeddah, said: “I think what Khan did was not only heroic but also human. It says a lot about the kind of person he was in that moment when he chose to risk his life to save others. He gives us a lot to reflect on — who we are today and how much we should value human lives that are not necessarily related to us.”
Nora Al-Rifai, who is training to be a life coach, said that she hopes Khan’s widow and three daughters continue to receive the help and support they deserve.
“It’s a nice gesture that a Jeddah street was named after him as a reminder to all of us and the next generations of his selflessness and heroism.”