Saudi Customs reviews progress at global event

Updated 04 October 2019

Saudi Customs reviews progress at global event

  • Saudi Customs is a diamond sponsor of the conference

RIYADH: Saudi Customs is participating in the five-day International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) World Conference, which began on Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa.

Saudi Customs is a diamond sponsor of the conference, and is also hosting a pavilion in its accompanying exhibition, highlighting its endeavors to become a global logistics platform.

Saudi Customs Governor Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Haqbani heads the delegation to FIATA, and he delivered a speech on Wednesday reviewing various stages of the Kingdom’s transformation under the ambitious plans of Saudi Vision 2030.

The first step for Saudi Customs, he explained, is to become the best regional customs service, contributing to the Kingdom's vision of becoming a global platform for logistical services, and raising economic competitiveness.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.