Sunday, 18 November 2007
By Adel Al-Malki
JEDDAH - Some six American companies specializing in the commercial and industrial fields have met with Saudi businessmen and women at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) recently.
The American delegation, headed by the Director of the International Trade Office for the Development of Economic Relations in Virginia Mark Meyerk, aimed to open investment and joint venture opportunities with the Saudi owners and entrepreneurs. Lama Al-Sulaiman said the meeting also allowed talks on Information Technology. "The Saudi businessmen and representatives of the American companies underscored the need to support trade and economic relations between the two countries, pointing out that the economic cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the US are growing rapidly in the light of the availability of direct and rapid transportation," she said.
The American delegates also expressed their wishes to establish economic partnerships with the GCC states.