Mobily services at 104 visa centers outside Kingdom

The signing took place in the presence of chief executives from both the companies at the VFS Tasheel office in Dubai.
Updated 12 February 2019
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Mobily services at 104 visa centers outside Kingdom

Saudi telecom giant Mobily has signed an agreement with the VFS Tasheel Company, a visa centers operator authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom. The agreement will enable Mobily to reach out in advance to the millions of annual visitors to Saudi Arabia, in order to introduce its services to them through the 104 VFS Tasheel visa centers in 30 countries around the world.

The signing took place in the presence of chief executives from both the companies at the VFS Tasheel office in Dubai.

“The agreement will contribute to supporting Mobily as a leading Saudi company to further enhance its strategy of adding value to its customers, along with facilitating its access to its customers. This will alter its position as a Saudi brand through its presence in prominent countries through the visa centers, which are visited by people around the world for issuing Saudi visas,” Mobily said in a press release.

VFS Tasheel is a joint venture between the Tasheel Group and VFS Global.


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.