President Al-Assad visits KAUST

January 15, 2010

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad paid a visit today to the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST). At the outset, President Al-Assad was briefed on the contents of the university by its president, Professor Choon Fining Chi. He was then given a tour of several departments, during which he was accompanied by Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi, and a number of other officials.

Later, the Syrian President visited the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), where he received a briefing on the latest research projects, as well as an explanation of the overall vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for the city. President Al-Assad was accompanied by Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Investment Corporation Governor Amro bin Abdullah Al-Dabbagh and a number of officials.

Afterwards, President Al-Assad departed Jeddah for Syria, following a three-day visit to the Kingdom.