Young Saudis showcase digital solutions at GITEX 2019 in Dubai

Mohammed Abalkhail. (SPA)
Updated 06 October 2019

Young Saudis showcase digital solutions at GITEX 2019 in Dubai

  • From smart vehicles to high-quality streaming on our mobile devices, GITEX 2019 will highlight the biggest shifts in 5G and its entire ecosystem

RIYADH: The Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), the e-government program Yesser and King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) will participate in GITEX 2019 in Dubai.
At the international exhibition, the STC will unveil 10 innovative digital platforms created by young Saudis.
Mohammed Abalkhail, director general of corporate communications at the STC, said the company is a pivotal player in the Kingdom’s digital transformation.
He said that this year's exhibition includes future digital services and solutions that enrich the lives of individuals and institutions.
Yesser CEO Ali bin Nasser Al-Asiri said its participation aims to highlight the Kingdom’s role in the field of government digital transformation.
He added that Yesser will showcase its products and services to government bodies, and that GITEX is an opportunity to exchange experiences with Saudi and international government agencies, and to have access to the latest technologies. KACST will showcase its efforts in marketing and innovation management. GITEX 2019 is the biggest tech show in the Middle East, North Africa andSouth Asia. Saudi Arabia is a strategic partner of this year’s exhibition.
From smart vehicles to high-quality streaming on our mobile devices, GITEX 2019 will highlight the biggest shifts in 5G and its entire ecosystem. 


US Consulate General in Dhahran celebrates 244 years of independence, 75 years of US-Saudi partnership

Updated 20 February 2020

US Consulate General in Dhahran celebrates 244 years of independence, 75 years of US-Saudi partnership

  • Consul General Rachna Korhonen: I want to say thank you to the amazing people of Sharqiya who remind me every day how warm, wonderful, welcoming, hospitable, and kind Saudis are
  • Although US Independence Day is July 4, the consulate traditionally celebrates the occasion in the spring due to the pleasant weather this time of the year

DHAHRAN: The US Consulate General in Dhahran hosted its 2020 National Day reception on Feb. 19 to celebrate 244 years of American Independence, and the 75th anniversary of the historic meeting between US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Saudi King Abdul Aziz aboard the USS Quincy.

Consul General Rachna Korhonen and her husband Juha Korhonen welcomed the deputy governor of the Eastern Province, Khalid Al-Battal, and deputy governor of Alkhobar, Abdullah bin Ali Al-Seef, as the guests of honor.

Although US Independence Day is July 4, the consulate traditionally celebrates the occasion in the spring due to the pleasant weather this time of the year.

“Seventy-five years ago, two great leaders met aboard the USS Quincy. President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz met to chart the future of our bilateral ties. This first encounter between a US president and a Saudi King laid the foundation for the broad strategic partnership the US and Saudi Arabia share today. Beyond partnership, President Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz forged a personal friendship that is at the heart of the strong ties our two countries share today,” said Korhonen.

She added: “As the first woman to be consul general here, it has been an exciting journey for me. I arrived to Dhahran in August 2017, to a country undergoing remarkable changes.  Vision 2030 has opened new possibilities, tourism opportunities are growing, women are driving and attending sporting events. I have said this many times and it is still true: I have the best job in the best place at the best time.

“Most of all, I want to say thank you to the amazing people of Sharqiya (Eastern Province) who remind me every day how warm, wonderful, welcoming, hospitable, and kind Saudis are. I have made friendships that I know are going to last me a lifetime. When I leave here this summer, I will certainly leave a piece of my heart here but I also plan to take a little piece of your heart with me.”