(MENAFN - Arab News) Ireland will offer saudi students its educational and training facilities to help enhance the kingdom's educational system and enterprises said visiting irish education minister ruairi quinn during a meeting held recently with businessmen at the council of saudi chambers (csc).
csc chairman abdullah al-mobty highlighted the growth in saudi-irish relations over the years.
he said the training the duration of which will be between nine and 12 months will enable saudi students to grasp skills in their line of work and prepare them for the job market.
'the high profile meeting touched on several issues of concern including bilateral trade business opportunities joint ventures and overcoming any challenges that may hinder the growth process of saudi-irish relations" he said.
the irish minister expressed his country's willingness to overcome any obstacles during the training program for saudi students at irish companies.
quinn was leading a delegation consisting of businessmen and executives from the education training and commercial sectors in ireland.
the minister invited saudi companies in these fields to enter into negotiations with their irish counterpart stressing his keenness on enhancing relations between business sectors in both countries.
the meeting was attended by a training and education group at the saudi-irish business council led by amin al-shanqiti from the saudi side and irish ambassador to riyadh niall holohan. both sides discussed the scope of cooperation between saudi arabia and ireland in education and training.
according to al-shanqiti the meeting reviewed prospects for saudi graduates of irish universities to work at irish companies.
al-mobty expressed his keenness to see these relations grow further through the efforts of the business council.