The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the Delegate of the German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) have signed an agreement to establish a “German Desk” at the JCCI.
GESALO, the official representative of the German industry in the Kingdom, will staff the desk with a professional trade expert. GESALO is part of the network of German chambers abroad and has been operating in the Kingdom as a not-for-profit entity for more than 40 years.
JCCI President Mohammad Naghi welcomed the Jeddah-based “German Desk.”
Oliver Oehms, GESALO delegate, said the “German Desk” would add to the efforts of the main office in Riyadh and the “German Desk” in Dammam.
“Personal contacts matter. Therefore, our expectations are high that the presence of full-time staff will take the bilateral business relations to a new level,” he said.
German Consul General in Jeddah Holger Ziegeler said: “German companies have a lot to offer to their Saudi Arabian counterparts. This is true especially for the many specialized medium-sized champions or Mittelstand companies.”
One of the first tasks of the new “German Desk” will be to organize an incoming delegation of German CEOs from the logistics sector.