Japanese Prime Minister visits KAU


Accompanied by Dr Mohammed Al-Jasir, Minister of Economy and Planning, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has paid a visit to King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, today, Wednesday May 1st.

Upon arrival, the honourable guest was welcomed by Professor Osama S. Tayyeb, KAU Vice President. 

Mr Prime Minister gave a speech at King Faisal Convention Centre, in which he hailed the strong scientific, economic and industrial cooperation between the two countries.

He also pointed out that the number of Saudi students in Japan had risen form only 30 students a few years ago to 500.


He also toured an exhibition featuring a series of cooperation agreements signed between KAU and six Japanese universities, including an agreement with Tokai University to design and build drones (UAVs) powered by solar energy. 

In his speech, Prof Tayyeb welcomed the honourable guest.

He also added that cooperation between KAU and Japanese universities had resulted in a number of agreements in the areas of new and renewable energy, desalination,
regenerative medicine and the development of stem cells and advanced materials production technologies.


To demonstrate the strong ties between the two countries, he also pointed out that Dr Michiaharu Nakamura, the Chairman of the Steering Committee on Council of Competitiveness Nippon (Japan), was a member of KAU's International Advisory Board. 


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5/12/2013 9:39:35 AM

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