Saudi-Chinese pact to enhance maritime industry

Minister of Transport Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi. (SPA)
Updated 24 February 2019
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Saudi-Chinese pact to enhance maritime industry

  • This serves to contribute to the development of maritime transport techniques, providing facilities for shipbuilding and their maintenance

JEDDAH: Minister of Transport and Chairman of the Public Transport Authority Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, said that the agreement on cooperation in maritime transport between Saudi Arabia and China aims at enhancing the maritime transport industry.
He said that the agreement encourages maritime studies and specialized training, including providing scholarships for Saudi maritime cadres, promoting the exchange of communications and enhancing the transferring of technology between maritime transport bodies and institutions of both countries.
This serves to contribute to the development of maritime transport techniques, providing facilities for shipbuilding and their maintenance, and encourage the establishment of maritime companies and joint maritime institutions.
On Friday, the cooperation agreement in maritime transport between the Chinese and Saudi governments was signed by Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qassabi and Chinese Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng.


King Salman receives chairman of UAE Ifta Council

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King Salman receives chairman of UAE Ifta Council

  • Ways to foster religious moderation reviewed

RIYADH: The president of the UAE Ifta Council, Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, along with other members of the council on Sunday called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The UAE Ifta Council chief conveyed the greetings of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to the king. 

During the meeting, they reviewed ways to serve the cause of Islam and contribute to spreading moderation. They also discussed other issues of mutual interest.

The secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, State Minister and Cabinet member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban and Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf were also present during the meeting.