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Riyadh Economic Forum kicks off with strategic issues and solid studies


Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and on his behalf, HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Riyadh region, opened on (Monday) the tenth session of the Riyadh Economic Forum, with the wide participation of government officials, economic experts, academics, businessmen and women.

HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar stressed that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ sponsorship of the Forum since the launch of its first session in 2003 and throughout its journey represented the greatest support for its work and activities in strengthening the national economy and raising its response to facing challenges and local, regional and global economic changes, in line with and supporting the objectives of “Vision 2030”.

HRH added that this sponsorship also embodies the state’s support for private sector institutions. This supports them in activating their role in society and raising their contributions to achieving comprehensive and sustainable economic and social development. This era is marked by rapid economic growth and a renaissance that extends to all aspects of life in Saudi Arabia. The forum will be supported by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

Riyadh’s Emir referred to the approach taken by the forum to deepen and enhance the broad participation of businessmen and women, economic experts, academicians, and specialists in its business.

The forum is to formulate solid studies that accurately diagnose and analyze the challenges facing the national economy in many of its sectors. To find realistic and applicable solutions, it calls for a neutral and balanced scientific approach to issues. He pointed out that this is what made the recommendations in its previous session receive such close attention from King Salman. In order to get the most out of them, he referred them to all government agencies.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, Ajlan Al-Ajlan, discussed the successes achieved by the Forum through its nine previous sessions and discussed the resulting recommendations and results that help to enhance the economic process, raise the efficiency of the national economy, and create an attractive and promising investment environment for future growth.

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