32 Saudi companies participating in Dubai’s GITEX tech week

32 Saudi information and communication technology companies are showcasing their products at Dubai’s GITEX Technology Week 2019. (SPA)
Updated 10 October 2019

32 Saudi companies participating in Dubai’s GITEX tech week

  • It is Saudi Exports’ sixth consecutive year of participation at GITEX

DUBAI: The Saudi Exports Development Authority has announced that 32 Saudi information and communication technology companies are showcasing their products at Dubai’s GITEX Technology Week 2019, which began on Monday.

According to a statement from Saudi Exports, the companies’ participation is intended to “enhance their access to regional and international markets through the world’s third-largest technology event and the biggest in the MENA region.”

It is Saudi Exports’ sixth consecutive year of participation at GITEX and will, the company hopes, provide global-market opportunities in the field of technology and marketing for Saudi products and services.

Saudi exports of high-tech products have exceeded SR10 billion ($2.7 billion) over the past five years and SR1.7 billion in 2018 alone. More than 75 different types of products have been exported, mainly mobile phone parts, electronic integrated circuits, information processing tools and computer parts.

Saudi Exports is working to increase the contribution of non-oil products to the Kingdom’s GDP — one of the main objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. It has developed programs and incentives for exporters in line with that goal, as well as implementing training and development projects.

GITEX Technology Week 2019 focuses on exploring and showcasing new insights and innovative ideas in the fields of e-commerce, artificial intelligence, 5G technology, cloud computing, hardware and software, among other things. More than 143,000 visitors are expected to attend the event this week.

Multiple models of Saudi-developed security technologies are being showcased at the event, including advanced radar and cameras used on Saudi Arabia’s northern borders to detect any external threats, and a drone shield that sends electromagnetic waves to block communication between the aircraft and its controller.

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the UAE Turki bin Abdullah Al-Dakheel visited the Saudi Interior Ministry’s pavilion on Wednesday and was briefed on the smart technologies and solutions that are contributing to the Kingdom’s security.


King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

Updated 37 min 45 sec ago

King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

  • During the meeting, the king conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  • King Salman also received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom on Wednesday

RIYADH: King Salman on Wednesday received Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, who conveyed the greetings of the Kuwaiti emir.
During their meeting in Riyadh, the king also conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The audience was attended by Saudi Minister of State Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ali Al-Khalid Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and a number of officials.
Also on Wednesday, King Salman received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom.
These included Ambassador of Guinea-Bissau Mamadou Sanou, Ambassador of Maldives Mohamed Khaleel, Ambassador of Cyprus Stavros Avgoustides, Ambassador of Malaysia Abd Razak Abdul Wahab, Ambassador of Sweden Niclas Trouve, Ambassador of Niger Abubakar Hassan Dan Sokoto, Ambassador of Singapore Wong Chow Ming, Ambassador of Slovenia Mateja Prevolse, Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Farouk Mohamed Tawfiq, and Ambassador of Colombia Ana Milena Munoz de Gaviria.
The king welcomed the ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, sending his greetings to the leaders of their countries, wishing them success in their missions to enhance and develop relations between the Kingdom and their nations.
The ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their leaders to the king and stressed their keenness to enhance and develop relations between their countries and the Kingdom.