Mar 07 2012
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Ireland to participate in education exhibition in Saudi Arabia
"We expect 11 to 12 universities and institutes of technology to take part in the exhibition," Irish Ambassador to the Kingdom Niall Holohan told Arab News in an exclusive interview at the embassy yesterday.
He said the exhibition was a good opportunity for Irish universities and technological institutes to show "the high quality of education in Ireland." According to him, this had been the reason that "at present, there are 2,000 Saudi students studying at seven Irish universities and 13 institutes of technology," taking up medicine, engineering and science. There are also Saudis studying English, he said.
According to the ambassador, there are now about 2,000 Irish nationals in Saudi Arabia, some of whom are managers and technical experts at Al-Marai.
Bilateral trade, he said, currently crosses $1 billion, including services. "In Nov. 2012, a big trade delegation will also visit the Kingdom to promote various Irish products, with emphasis on global energy, education, food and construction," he said.
© Arab News 2012
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