10,000 visitors to attend Saudi global health exhibition

The exhibition will be held from September 10 - 12. (SPA)
Updated 27 August 2019

10,000 visitors to attend Saudi global health exhibition

  • The exhibition aims to build relations and cooperation between health care professionals, share knowledge, and contribute to best health practices and care systems in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Up to 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the second Global Health Exhibition to be held in the Saudi capital next month.
The event, being staged at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center from Sept. 10-12, will be opened by Saudi Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah and will have 180 exhibiting companies.
Nine clinical and nonclinical conferences will be run covering areas including digital health, biomedical engineering, laboratory management, emergency medicine, patient experience and radiology, along with six free workshops providing the latest updates and insights into cutting-edge health procedures, techniques and skills.
The exhibition aims to build relations and cooperation between health care professionals, share knowledge, and contribute to best health practices and care systems in the Kingdom. It is also seen as a leading platform to attract medical service providers to health care product dealers and distributors. 


Houthi attack on Saudi Aramco facilities act of terror: Japanese defense minister

Updated 16 September 2019

Houthi attack on Saudi Aramco facilities act of terror: Japanese defense minister

TOKYO: Taro Kono, the defense minister of Japan, said that threats to his country’s oil supply was the “most worrying scenario” he could imagine in international relations, in the wake of attacks on Saudi Arabian oil production facilities. 

“The most pessimistic scenario right now is that something happens in the Straits of Hormuz and the oil supply gets cut down, and that would send a shock wave through the global economy. I think the price of oil is already rising after this attack on Saudi facilities, so that’s the most worrying scenario right now,” he told a conference in Tokyo, Japan.

However, speaking on the sidelines to Arab News, he insisted that Saudi Arabia would remain a reliable partner of Japan - which imports around 40 per cent of its crude from the Kingdom - and downplayed concerns about long-term supply problems.

“Saudi has been and will be an important source of our energy supply. We have international co-ordination, and we have reserves, so we are not really worried about that,” he said. 

Kono, who was until recently Japan’s foreign minister, said that his country would be seeking to promote diplomatic solutions to the latest Middle East conflagration. "We definitely need to ease the tension between those countries. As Foreign Minister, the last thing I was doing was calling the Iranian Foreign Minister and the French Foreign Minister to ease the tension the region through diplomatic actions, and I think it's important to continue doing it.

“This Houthi attack on Saudi is a little different, because it's a terrorist attack. I think we may require some kind of military operation against those drone attacks, and that's something out of Japan's constitutional boundary. I think Japan will be focusing on diplomatic efforts in easing tension in the region.”

He raised concerns about the apparent lack of sophistication in the recent attacks. “If it is really drones, that is a lot cheaper than any form of conventional missile,” he said.