Yemeni expats thank Saudi Arabia for positive mediation

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has highlighted the importance of developing the maritime industry, not only locally but also internationally as well as preserving the sustainable growth of the blue economy. Saudi Public Transport Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih made the comments during his speech at the opening of the Sustainable Marine Development Toward 2030 and Beyond conference that began at Jeddahs Hilton Hotel on Tuesday.The conference, organized by the PTA from Nov. 5-7, was attended by International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim as well as experts and speakers from member states.Other prominent speakers included Nancy Karigithu, a Kenyan maritime law expert; World Maritime University President Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry; International Association of Marine Aid and Lighthouses President Gradin Delanoe; and IMO Director of Legal and External Affairs Frederick Kenny.Al-Rumaih said that the support of the leadership of the transport industry in general, and the maritime transport in particular, had the greatest impact in enhancing the Kingdoms position internationally.The Saudi fleet consists of 368 cargos and Saudi-flagged vessels. This giant fleet plays a pivotal role in an important industry which 90 percent of the world trade movement relies on. This consolidates the Kingdoms position at the international level. Furthermore, it confirms its keenness to transform the Kingdom into a global logistics center to achieve the Kingdoms Vision....

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