(MENAFN - Arab News) New Jeddah-based Trade Commissioner of Malaysia in Saudi Arabia Khairul Annuar Abdul Halim visited the Eastern Province from Nov. 24 to 26.
The objectives of visit: To enhance bilateral ties and economic cooperation particularly in trade of products and services; to increase awareness of MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation) roles, functions and services to Saudi chambers and associations, business community; to establish and renew networking with all the relevant Saudi parties; and to network with Malaysian professional that is working and residing in the Eastern province.
As part of MATRADE's continuous export promotional activities in the Eastern Province, the program also included a visit to Abdul Rahman A. Al-Wabel, secretary general of Asharqia Chamber as well as a meeting with main oil and gas industry players, including Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
During the meetings, MATRADE Jeddah took the opportunity to promote Offshore Technology Conference Asia (OTC) 2014 that will be held from March 24-28 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia.
OTC exists for over 40 years in Houston and is the foremost event for the development of oil and gas technologies, and ranks among the largest 200 trade shows held annually in the United States of America (USA).
In conjunction with OTC, MATRADE has invited Saudi as well foreign companies to meet and source from Malaysian oil and gas companies and relevant industry through the one-on-one business meetings at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) on the two days.
This event will also be held in conjunction with the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix in Malaysia, "which will create a unique opportunity among OTC Asia participants to experience both prestigious events and the famous Malaysian hospitality simultaneously," a MATRADE statement said.
MATRADE is the national trade promotion agency of the government of Malaysia under its Ministry of International Trade and Industry.