Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Netherlands moves to boost growing ties with Kingdom  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 10/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The netherlands is keen to further enhance cooperation with the kingdom even as the bilateral trade relationship between the two countries has flourished with holland being one of the ten most important trading partners and investors in saudi arabia.

as the european union is celebrating the 'europe month in ksa" featuring european gatherings exhibitions concerts information sessions and culinary delights the netherlands embassy has similarly opened the 'holland food festival" in riyadh to give a taste of what their country has to offer to the people here.

the food festival which kicked off on may 2 will continue until may 12 at the marriott hotel offering white veal seafood vegetables coffee and of course cheese.

netherlands ambassador laurens westhoff said that the relations between saudi arabia and the netherlands go back as far as the 17th century in 1614 when the dutch got permission to settle in the arabian peninsula.

'the trade relationship has flourished to this date making the netherlands one of the ten most important trading partners and investors in the kingdom of saudi arabia" westhoff said.

commenting on bilateral trade he said that the netherlands exports a wide range of products and technology in various sectors including agriculture machinery chemicals and petrochemicals. citing statistics he said that the exports to the kingdom had increased by 25.2 percent since 2006.

'food products and machinery figure as the highest export product owing to the diversification of the saudi economy" westhoff said adding that agricultural and dairy products are also an important part of the bilateral trade.

'dairy companies are currently expanding their activities in the kingdom" he underlined.

he added 'when you think of dutch cuisine you probably think of cheese. and yes there are dozens kinds of dutch cheeses. gouda cheese edam cheese young cheese ripe cheese we have it all."

however the dutch cuisine comprises more than just cheese he pointed out.

'the netherlands is the number one white-veal producer in the world and there is fantastic caviar hailing from our country" he pointed out.

he further observed that saudi arabia is investing more in upstream activities in order to limit its dependence on oil revenues. he maintained that the saudi market is stable and attractive for investment and that the netherlands looks forward to bolster bilateral ties with the kingdom.

he further informed that last month the king faisal university and the university of groningen signed a service agreement which is a new chapter in their successful cooperation.

the two universities presented a joint workshop on adopting the 'problem solving" medical curriculum.

historically the cooperation between the two countries is very close. the netherlands is one of the largest investors in the kingdom with foreign direct investment (fdi) from the netherlands to saudi arabia at nearly 4 percent of the total fdi.

in addition there is an increase in the number of saudi-dutch joint ventures in the kingdom.

the ambassador noted that the strong commercial interest has led to an equally strong interest in the arabic language and civilization where the people of the netherlands are very keen on learning more about the arab culture.


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Agriculture sector advances 1.3Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Saudi stock market continued its positive movement and managed a fourth straight rise on Wednesday accumulating more than 56 points.The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) set out ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Hollande: France armed Syrian rebels 'a few months ago'Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) SAINT-PIERRE France: President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad 'a few months ago.'The ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Europeans in push for new UN resolution on GazaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) UNITED NATIONS: Britain France and Germany have put forward key points of a new UN Security Council resolution on Gaza in a fresh bid to end six weeks of violence diplomats said ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Woman kicked fined for trying to enter giraffe penArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MILWAUKEE: A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized.Police say 24-year-old ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Ice Bucket Challenge injures firefighters in USArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) WASHINGTON: Four US firefighters were injured two seriously Thursday as they were helping run a so-called Ice Bucket Challenge at a Kentucky university.'We express heartfelt ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Asian shares slip as China manufacturing data weighsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell with downbeat Chinese manufacturing data dragging down Hong Kong and Shanghai as concerns grew about the pace of recovery in the world's ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Street car cleaners in the capital feel the heatArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Authorities have stepped up the campaign against car cleaners operating illegally on the city's streets.Four Bangladeshis who had been scouring Riyadh's Al-Ahsa Road in search of ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - No Zamzam hassle for IndiansArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Indian pilgrims will no longer be troubled by having to pack cans of Zamzam water into their luggage when returning home after completing their Haj.As part of the arrangement ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudia urged to focus on domestic Umrah servicesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) held a ceremony at the Jeddah Hilton on Wednesday to celebrate the achievements of its former director-general Khaled Al-Molhem in the presence of ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Inspection of cafes in the offingArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Jeddah Municipality plans to launch a campaign of inspection of coffee shops and Internet cafes in the next couple of days spokesman Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi told Arab News. The ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help