2006 News Story

King Abdullah opens 9th Arab Mineral Resources Conference in Jeddah

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz opened the Ninth Arab Conference for Mineral Resources in Jeddah today.

The conference will focus on the development of Arab mineral resources; investment in the mineral sector; cooperation in exploration, research and development; and technological developments in the sector.

In his remarks, King Abdullah highlighted the importance of cooperation in the mineral resources sector in order to achieve prosperity and development in Arab countries.

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi also addressed the gathering. He gave an overview of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to develop the mineral resources sector as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to diversify its economic base.