An agreement had been signed early this week in Riyadh on the sidelines of the first Saudi-Swedish Joint Committee. The aim behind this agreement was to train female Saudi entrepreneurs and help women build their business toolboxes.
The agreement was signed by Ghassan Ahmed Al-Sulaiman, governor of the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and Annika Rembe, director general of the Swedish Institute in the presence of Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi and Swedish Minister of Trade Ann Linde.
Twenty Saudi female entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to apply for this training program that will be carried out both in Riyadh and in Sweden which will open doors to build bridges of fruitful and constructive cooperation between the two countries. Dr. Al-Qassabi had also assured during the session that “Having strong relations and common interests between Saudi Arabia and Sweden is an important incentive for increasing trade and economic relations, and for developing joint ties among the business communities in both countries”.
The minister also added that “The rapid changes in global conditions and the transformations based on advanced and modern technology have made it important for Saudi Arabia to adopt Vision 2030, which is based on a diversified economy and an open market. It is imperative for us to work together with our partners around the world to achieve our common goals and interests”.
Moreover, Linde had applauded the achievements of the Kingdom in the last decades at all levels, especially in the fields of infrastructure, health, education and others, stressing the desire of the Swedish private sector to build business and investment partnerships with the Kingdom.Linde had also added that the ambitious plans and programs included in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which are based on education, creativity, and women’s role, would give them great opportunities to indorse and strengthen the bilateral relations between the two friendly counties.