Holmstrom lauds JCCI work

Updated 25 October 2014

Holmstrom lauds JCCI work

Newly appointed US Consul General Todd Holmstrom met with Vice President of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mazen Batterjee on Thursday at the JCCI’s headquarters in Jeddah.
Batterjee received Holmstrom and highlighted the economic and construction boom in the Kingdom.
He also explained to the consul general the important role played by the business sector, their support and contribution in creating jobs for Saudi youth locally and in the overall development of the country’s economy.
“The role of the Saudi Chambers is very clear in supporting and promoting small businesses, creating jobs, raising the GDP and taking care of all the supporters from both the public and private sectors,” Batterjee said.
He also explained to Holmstrom the Jeddah Chamber initiatives for the comprehensive development of the Kingdom for creating leadership to serve the private sector in general and small and medium enterprises in particular.
He also explained the role of the Khadija Bint Khuwailid Center for women in supporting the efforts of businesswomen and enhancing their capacity in economic development.
Batterjee said that the JCCI continues to make efforts through various programs to attract the world’s top leaders and economic decision-makers.
Holmstrom emphasized the close cooperation between the consulate and JCCI in bolstering economic ties between the two countries.
He praised the efforts of JCCI, their leading role and support in overcoming the difficulties of business owners in the two countries.
The meeting was also attended by officials of the American Consulate in Jeddah, Fahd bin Seban, member of the JCCI Board of Directors, and Muhyiddin bin Yahya Al-Hakami, assistant secretary-general of the JCCI’s business sector.
Statistics indicate that the volume of trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and the United States is in a state of constant evolution standing at SR265 billion at the end of 2013.


Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

Updated 22 August 2019

Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

  • Houthis claimed 10 drones which hit a Saudi natural gas liquefaction plant
  • The Arab coalition said the Houthis are becoming desperate because of their losses

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt city in south west Saudi Arabia, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

It was the latest in a spate of drone attacks claimed by the Houthi militia in recent weeks, including 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border.

Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition were taking all possible measures and employing best practices to intercept the drones and stop attacks,

And said the the repeated attacks showed the militants were becoming increasingly desperate as they continued to lose on a daily basis.