King Abdul Aziz University ready to host 5th Gulf Theater Festival

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The festival will run until Feb. 6 at the King Faisal Conference Center, with the participation of 12 GCC universities. (SPA)
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The festival will run until Feb. 6 at the King Faisal Conference Center, with the participation of 12 GCC universities. (SPA)
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Updated 01 February 2020

King Abdul Aziz University ready to host 5th Gulf Theater Festival

  • KAU has allocated five theaters to host the opening ceremony, events, shows and rehearsals for the activities of the theater festival

JEDDAH: King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) has finished its preparations to host the 5th Gulf Theater Festival for universities and higher education institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on Sunday.
The festival will run until Feb. 6 at the King Faisal Conference Center, with the participation of 12 GCC universities.
The event will be held under the patronage of the minister of education, Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, and in collaboration with the GCC General Secretariat.
KAU has allocated five theaters to host the opening ceremony, events, shows and rehearsals for the activities of the theater festival. The theaters’ capacity exceeds 4,000 seats. The closing and awards distribution ceremony will be on Feb. 7.
The head of the organizing committee for the fifth Gulf Theater Festival and dean of student affairs, Dr. Masoud Al-Qahtani, said: “KAU started early preparations for the festival, where organizing committees were formed that are responsible for implementing several tasks, such as welcoming the delegations, providing transportation, housing, nutrition, theater management, support and assistance during shows and events, and supervising the inauguration and closing ceremonies.” 


MoU signed to facilitate investment in Saudi Arabia

Updated 21 February 2020

MoU signed to facilitate investment in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to step up cooperation, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Under the MoU, the two authorities will establish a joint working group to boost cooperation in several areas including facilitation provided to investors, conducting economic studies of the market, building partnerships with commercial and industrial bodies and local companies, launching businesses, promoting the ease of doing business, providing logistic support, participating in local and international exhibitions, forums and special visits and exchanging knowledge and information.

All this will predominantly be in aid of attracting local and foreign investors. 

“SAGIA believes in the importance of such cooperation that can unify and multiply the efforts in a way that sets the world’s attention on the Kingdom’s cultural and heritage treasures and investment opportunities,” said SAGIA Gov. Ibrahim Al-Omar.

“This is done through close cooperation with DGDA to highlight these opportunities and market them internationally and locally. This MoU is a step in the right direction to achieve the objectives and directives of both bodies.”

Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the DGDA, said: “Cooperating with SAGIA is one of the most important international investment motors to attract local and international investments to the Kingdom. This comes at a time where developing the Kingdom’s investment infrastructure is found within the objectives of its Vision 2030.

“At DGDA, we aim at attracting the best technologies and regional and international investments to the Kingdom. This will contribute to the improvement of the local economy and promote our objectives seeking to turn Diriyah into the Kingdom’s gem and an international economic tourist destination,” he added.