Saudi Arabia sends high-level delegation to Vibrant Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Jan 10 (IANS) In a reflection of the importance that Saudi Arabia attaches to enhancing business ties with India, a high-level delegation from the Gulf kingdom, one of the world’s richest nations, is taking part in the the eighth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit that gets underway here on Tuesday.

The 20-member Saudi delegation, led by Saudi-India Business Council Chairman Kamal S. Al-Munajjed, includes companies in sectors ranging from real estate and investment banking to oil and gas, power, telecom and agriculture. The list has been furnished by the Saudi embassy in New Delhi. The delegation includes Director of the Saudi Arabian Government Investment Agency (SAGIA) Imad A. Al-Abdulqader and other senior officials.

The delegation members include Abdulaziz Abdulahadi Al Qahtani, Chairman Abdulahadi A. Al Qahtani & Sons; Talal Siddiq Farsi, vice CEO Siddiq Farsi Holding Company; Mazen Mohamed Batterjee, Vice Chairman Batterjee Holding Company; Adeeb Mohammed Idrees, owner and General Manager of Alebda’ Group For Trading Manufacture; and Ahmed Nasser Al-Obaikan, Chairman of Ahmed Al-Obaikan Company for Real Estate Investment and Development.

As part of their engagement at the investors’ summit here, Saudi Arabia is organising a day-long country seminar on Wednesday that will also feature a panel discussion on boosting Indo-Saudi trade and industrial partnerships. Saudi Arabian Ambassador Saud Al Sati will be one of the speakers at the seminar.

Around 20 heads of state and ministers representing different governments across the world will attend the summit, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Twelve countries have agreed to become partner countries for this edition of vibrant Gujarat – the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Sweden and the UAE.

–IANS

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