Friday, 18 January 2008
By Adel Al-Malki
JEDDAH - The South African Consulate in cooperation with Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry next month will hold workshops on potential tourism investments in South Africa.
Mahdi Basdeen, South Africa's Consul General, also said that up to 125 Saudi companies have been invited to invest in his country's thriving tourism sector.
"The Consulate will organize workshops in various provinces of the Kingdom like Jazan, Najran and Madina to discuss possible trade and investment cooperation," Mahdi said.
The proposed visit of Saudi businessmen in South Africa, which will run for a couple of days, is expected to be concluded with an investment and economic cooperation agreement to be signed between the two countries, he said.
About 20 South Africa representatives, from the government and private sectors, under the chairmanship of Ibrahim Rasul, who is premier of the Western Cape in South Africa will participate in the Jeddah Economy Forum 2008.
"The delegation will talk about the investment environment and economic cooperation relations between the Kingdom and South Africa, where they will also talk about a number of successful investment experiences in various sectors (in South Africa)," the consul commented.