Jeddah city hosts first edition of UAE Week

Press conference to launch the UAE Week around the world Monday. (SPA)
Updated 06 November 2018
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Jeddah city hosts first edition of UAE Week

  • The UAE and Saudi Arabia are working hard for this program to be the biggest investment economic platform for the youth of the future

JEDDAH: The first edition of UAE Week around the world will be hosted by Jeddah on Wednesday and Thursday, under the theme of Economic, Investment and Development Integration between the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Vice President at the Jeddah Chamber Ziad bin Bassam Al-Bassam, UAE Consul General Arif Ali Al-Nuaimi, Secretary-General of the Chamber Hassan Dahlan and Supervisor of the Development and Investment Cooperation Program Masoumah Al-Aydan Al-Buaili held a press conference on Monday in which it was stressed that the UAE Week comes in live with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the UAE’s Vision 2021 which plan to achieve sustainability in the development, investment and economic fields.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s words that the Middle East will be the new Europe were quoted.
Al-Bassam clarified that Saudi-Emirati relations are flourishing on economic, investment, development and societal levels, noting that the coordination between the two countries focuses on investment to develop time and space.
This helps all procedures from businessmen and investors in both countries to provide fertile ground for projects and works that reflect sustainable development.

Workshop
Al-Nuaimi expressed happiness over the choice of Jeddah as the first host city of the UAE Week and the Jeddah Chamber as a strategic partner of the forum.
He also praised relations between the two countries that have in recent years become strategic in various fields, noting that the visits of both countries’ leaders is clear proof of the relations’ solidity and honesty.
Al-Nuaimi indicated that the Jeddah Chamber would witness the events of the first cooperation workshop between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, which reflects the continuous development of economic cooperation according to a joint strategy that focuses on investing major development components for both countries.
Maasoumah Al-Enezi, chairperson of the organizing committee of the UAE Week, said the program coincided with the celebrations of UAE’s 47th National Day, and expressed happiness as an elite of great businessmen and women from both countries have joined to promote the cooperation between the countries through promising opportunities and development and investment facilities.
She also indicated that the program seeks to promote the economic partnership through an investment, commercial and economic cooperation program that plans to discover opportunities, capacities and ways to expand communication and partnership channels between investors and entrepreneurs.
She added that the program aims to promote innovation fields and focuses on key sectors to achieve added value for the national economy in the fields of energy, transport, health, education, technology and communications. It also seeks to promote small and medium industries and projects and support the mutual agencies.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia are working hard for this program to be the biggest investment economic platform for the youth of the future.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.