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GESALO hosts Saudi- German businesspersons at Iftar in Riyadh
Under the auspices of the German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO), Saudi and German businesspersons met at an Iftar in Riyadh.
GESALO Delegate Oliver Oehms welcomed some 80 local and international guests were enjoying a wide choice of exquisite food at the event jointly organized with German car rental giant Sixt. German Ambassador Dieter Walter Haller was also present at the evening party. Sixt Regional Sales manager Mohamed Al-Yahfouli also spoke a few words during the event.
The Iftar also rounded off the first half of the year, in which GESALO looks back on a series of projects and events. Recently, the team of Delegate Oliver Oehms won the second prize for the initiative of the First German-Saudi Startup Competition in a worldwide competition among the German Chamber organizations. "But also our traditional Catalog Show had record attendance, and we are delighted to have hosted and connected 800 business people in four different locations in the region," Delegate Oehms stressed.
Currently, preparations for activities in the second half of the year are in full swing: in addition to incoming delegations from Germany, for example from the textile and startup sectors, high-ranking representatives from business and politics will gather on the occasion of the GESALO 40 Years Anniversary in Riyadh on September 26, 2018.
In view of the German-Saudi event highlight 2018 Oehms concluded saying: "We want to celebrate our proud and long history with our German and Saudi friends, clients, and partners. This Anniversary Celebrations will create the perfect momentum for gathering a significant number of German and Saudi business people, and Government Officials likewise."