| | OCTOBER 20239IN FOCUSSAUDI, KAZAKHSTAN SET TO PROMOTE BILATERAL TRADESCG INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH GOVT OF THAILANDAfter the Central Asian country's flag airline, Air Astana, flew its first direct trip to the Kingdom on Oct. 5, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan are ready to increase bilateral trade, particularly tourism.Berik Aryn, Kazakhstan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, "Yes, Air Astana has operated the first regular flight from Almaty to Jeddah. It was launched yesterday (Thursday) and was received upon arrival by our consulate team in Jeddah."He also stated that flights will be conducted this month on Wednesdays and Sundays, and beginning in November, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. "Hopefully, from the beginning of December, a third frequency on Mondays will be added to the schedule," said the envoy."(Saudi budget airline) Flynas is also planning to operate flights in November from Jeddah," said Aryn, adding: "We are also trying to operate direct flights from Riyadh."We are also in conversation with other airlines here to operate flights between the two countries," said the envoy. "This is good for further deepening bilateral ties and will encourage tourism and trade flourish between the two countries."In December last year, speaking at a roadshow titled "Tourism in Almaty," organized by the Kazakhstan Embassy in Riyadh, Aryn told that Kazakhstan had relaxed visa requirements for Saudis visiting the Central Asian country, as per arab news."From January to September 2022, we witnessed an increase in tourists to Kazakhstan. I would also like to mention the increase in the number of Kazakh citizens who visited Saudi Arabia in 2022, which reached 20,000," he said at the time. SCG International, a subsidiary of prominent corporate conglomerate SCG, has revealed details of its South Asia, Middle East, and Africa strategic development strategy. ASEAN's Supply Chain Solutions Leader is growing its global footprint with the introduction of many programs aimed at fostering prosperity in local communities and providing possibilities for regional enterprises in the global supply chain network. SCG International, a global pioneer in supply chain solutions, is poised to start many new projects as part of its growth into the SAMEA area (South Asia, Middle East, and Africa). Firstly, SCG international is thrilled to announce the launch of the Dubai Supply Chain Hub which will serve as a center point for the company's sourcing and transportation in the region. In addition, SCG International is opening a new office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of a plan to establish business partnerships and create a domestic supply chain, serving as a gateway to Africa. This initiative involves a substantial investment and aligns directly with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and its ambitious infrastructure and construction development initiatives, as per zawya.Finally, SCG International is collaborating with the Thai government to present an exclusive CEO Night event, a prominent gathering that demonstrates our dedication to establishing new business alliances and making a long-term economic effect in the area.Over 30 regional business leaders and renowned representatives from Dubai Government institutions, including DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority), will be in attendance. The launch of SCG International's novel 'End-to-End Solutions' strategy, a method meant to enhance supply chain connections in the area, is central to this event.
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