UAE, KSA to explore entrepreneurial opportunities in the two countries

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Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia, underlined that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have strategic relations. (Supplied)
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Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia, underlined that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have strategic relations. (Supplied)
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Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia, underlined that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have strategic relations. (Supplied)
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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
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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 border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.