Saudi-India trade records 45 percent jump

Updated 19 December 2012
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Saudi-India trade records 45 percent jump

During this week's visit to Jeddah of a delegation of the Council of Leather Exports of India (CLE), a buyer-seller meet was organized at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Adnan Mandoura, secretary-general of JCCI, and Indian Consul General Faiz Ahmad Kidwai inaugurated the event.
Mandoura welcomed the delegates and said there was a tremendous scope to improve the commercial and business relations between India and Saudi Arabia. He hoped that such visits would further strengthen business cooperation between the two countries. Kidwai said the trade between the two countries has increased by more than 45 percent in 2011-12. He pointed out that the tourism road show and the food festival of India that were organized in Jeddah in January 2012 received massive response. "Given the huge success of the last shows, the Ministry of Tourism is planning another road show on tourism and food festival next month," he said. R. Ramesh Kumar, executive director, CLE, and leader of visiting delegation, gave an impressive presentation demonstrating India's sizeable presence in the international leather market.
According to him, a lot of initiatives are being taken by the Indian government to improve the quality and capacity of the Indian leather industry which is primarily based in Chennai, Kanpur and Agra.
He said the Indian leather industry exports witnessed 22.68 percent growth and earned $ 4.86 billion in revenues in 2011-12. "We expect to reach a target of $ 17 billion by 2017," he said.
A large number of Saudi businessmen and executives attended the event and made enquiries about the leather goods in the show that primarily focused on footwear.


Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

KSRelief distributed assistance to Syrian refugees. (SPA/file)
Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications
  • The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed humanitarian aid including birth kits, personal bags and baby blankets to Syrian female refugees staying in Osman Hospital and Central Hospital in Kattermaya, Kharoub province of Lebanon on Friday.

This distribution is within the framework of the assistance provided by the center for displaced Syrians and refugees in neighboring countries. 

KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications through various relief programs. 

Earlier, winter blankets, jackets, jumpers, hats and other items were distributed to meet the basic needs of refugee families.

The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.

In addition, 36 trucks with 469,483 kg of relief, shelter and medicines crossed Al-Wadiaa border on Thursday evening as part of the KSRelief plan to help Yemenis.

Of this total, 26 trucks with 500 food baskets, weighing 375 tons, in addition to 43,173 kg of shelter items, will be heading to Maareb province, and ten trucks carrying 42,221 kg of shelter items and 9.89 tons of medications will go to Aden.

On Thursday, the Bahraini Royal Charity Foundation and the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Affairs signed an MoU for the establishment of the Bahrain Health Center in Aden, Yemen, at a cost of $2 million, in the presence of Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez, assistant general supervisor of operations and programs at KSRelief, and a number of officials. SPA, Jeddah