Minister of Transport meets with Top 5 French Companies for Kingdom Future Projects

As an extension of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense visit the French Republic, the Minister of Transport studies the future opportunities of the transportation’s projects in the kingdom with French companies.


His Excellency started the meetings with the Mr. Patrice Caine the Thales Group CEO, which is currently working on the North Railway project. Where they discussed the opportunities to develop the work in new railway lines with a 450 km length and take the advantage of the smart technologies in aviation and systems of the Air Navigation Company.


Also, EH met Me.Rodolphe Saadé the CMA CGM President, where they discussed an opportunity to take the advantage of the company's expertise in shipping and container handling, also the company ability to participate in the Kingdom future projects.


After that, Mr. Al-Amoudi met with Mr. Guillaume Faure the Airbus CEO and the Airbus President of Africa and the Middle East Mr. Mikail Houari. Were HE disclose the company's expertise in the aircraft industry and the opportunities for opening a spare parts factory in the Kingdom and training the Saudi cadres.


The Minister also met with Mr.Guillaume Pepy the SNCF CEO Which provides many services in the Kingdom, like the financial and technical advisory services for railway projects. They discussed an opportunity to take the advantage of the company's expertise in the rail transport, also the company ability to participate in the Kingdom trains and metro projects.


the last meeting was with the Mr.Jean-Claude Decaux the JCDecaux CEO and Mr. Martin Sabbagh the CEO JCDecaux Middle East. JCDecaux is the exclusive operator for advertising services at the Kingdom's airports.


His Excellency, end the day met the Le Figaro a French newspaper, they discussed the economic and trade relations between the two friendly countries and the French company's opportunities to participate in the future projects in Kingdom.

The delegation accompanying the Minister of Transport included a number of officials of the MOT, Mr. Hathlool Al-Hathlool the Deputy Minister of Strategic Planning at the Ministry of Transport, Mr. Yasser Al-Dawood the Undersecretary of the Ministry to support the implementation in the Transport Sectors Entities and Mr. Ghassan AbdulJawad the General director of International Cooperations and Strategy advisor.


The Crown Prince visit to France to meet the common political desires to strengthen the partnership between the two friendly countries. Kingdom makes sure to enhance France's participation in the Saudi Vision 2030 and the benefits of the partnerships for the two side.
Last updated: 1/13/2019 1:33 PM

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