Thursday, 08 November 2007
By Adel Al-Malki
JEDDAH - Dutch and Philippine delegations are visiting the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote opportunities for trade and technical cooperation between the countries.
The Dutch delegation included a group of 12 specialists in the fields of water and sanitation networks aimed at promoting opportunities for technical and commercial cooperation. "The delegation held a meeting during the visit with Saudi businessmen to study the ways to increase the volume of joint cooperation," said Mustafa Al-Sabri, the Secretary General of Jeddah's Chamber for Commerce and Industrial said.
Al-Sabri said that the delegation's visit comes within the framework of strengthening the interest of the two sides' trade relations and called Dutch businessmen to expand partnerships especially regarding investment in addition to water systems industry in the Kingdom and to take advantage of the climate of economic reforms and investment at the present time.
Meanwhile, Mustafa and the Philippine delegation also reviewed the economic relations between the two countries and ways of developing them.
Mustafa said the Philippine delegation has introduced a number of investment opportunities, particularly in commercial food products, spices, fish and pharmaceutical products.