Pakistan PM to attend Riyadh’s Future Investment Initiative

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a session during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan June 14, 2019. (REUTERS)
Updated 05 October 2019

Pakistan PM to attend Riyadh’s Future Investment Initiative

  • The Pakistani premier took part in last year’s FII, speaking about the economic opportunities that Pakistan offered and inviting investors to his country

KARACHI: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend the third edition of Future Investment Initiative (FII), which will take place in Riyadh from Oct. 29-31, officials confirmed Friday. The prime minister will be accompanied by top government officials and businesspeople.
The theme of FII 2019 is “What's Next for Global Business?” The event's PR material promises to bring together "decision-makers, leading investors and global experts to explore future economic trends and opportunities, shed light on the future of industries, and discuss how investors can continue to drive overall global prosperity and development."
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told Arab News on Friday that Khan "tentatively planned" to attend the conference but that details were yet to be confirmed.
The chairman of the Pak-Saudi Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mian Mehmood, told Arab News, “Tentatively, the prime minister, finance minister and other officials are scheduled to participate in FII 2019 along with business delegations.”
Circulars have also been issued to members of the business community notifying them of the opportunity to participate in the conference, said Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, senior vice president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
The Pakistani premier took part in last year’s FII, speaking about the economic opportunities that Pakistan offered and inviting investors to his country.


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.