On behalf of Boeing and its employees in the Kingdom, I offer my sincere congratulations to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the 91st Saudi National Day.
It is notable that the leaders in Saudi Arabia have remained strong and steadfast in the face of adversity with visionary governing, which affirmed their commitment to supporting the recovery and growth of the aviation and tourism sector. The recently launched national strategy for transport and logistics, which features 92 initiatives and 378 projects, is set to support growth in the sector and position Saudi Arabia as a global aviation hub in line with Vision 2030.
This year’s National Day is an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable efforts of the company’s employees and the Saudi people and thank them for their incredible work during the pandemic and in preparation for the period to follow.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created great uncertainty in the aviation sector around the world. I believe that with the ongoing recovery of aviation and the potential for enhanced infrastructure, processes and reforms, the Kingdom’s air transport market presents a strong opportunity for economic gains. The arrival of new international services, low-cost carriers, and the establishment of travel corridors will allow the aviation landscape to flourish further in the future.
We are a proud and integral part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and are dedicated to constructive cooperation and a shared vision for the future. With the company’s history in the country dating back more than 76 years, Boeing today is an active part of the Kingdom’s aviation, defense and space sectors, and a strong supporter of the governments’ ongoing visionary initiatives.
Boeing is keen to increase its investments in Saudi Arabia, and be a part of the ongoing sustainable development, diversification of economic activities, and increased adoption of advanced technology as a means to create new economic opportunities for the Kingdom.
At Boeing we are committed to cultivating local Saudi youth talent within the aerospace sector that will allow us to leverage our ability in creating solutions that lead to efficient processes with a sense of social, economic and environmental value.
I wish success to the leadership of the Kingdom, and the continued blessings of security, safety and prosperity for the country.
• Ahmed Jazzar is president of Boeing Saudi Arabia.