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30 July 2017

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has hosted a Corporate Communications and Media team from the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.


SABIC Corporate Relations and Protocols Adviser Mr. Saad Mohammed Bin Hussain and Mr. Fahad Abdullah Alsadon Analyst in Corporate Relations and Protocols discussed issues of mutual concern, means of communication, increased cooperation and coordination between the two companies, in addition to the important role public relations can play in industrial companies.


GPIC General Manager Manufacturing Mr. Fadhel Al Ansari welcomed the Saudi delegation and conveyed to them the greetings of Company President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, stressing on the importance of such meetings to enhance relations and communication. 

He said these meetings were an opportunity to exchange views, especially those related to public relations and information.

Mr. Al Ansari said such meetings are not the only ones that are held between the two companies. He stressed on many other meetings between the two companies and the good results from them.

In a statement, Dr. Jawahery said changes taking place globally required everyone to coordinate efforts to achieve the desired results. 

He said the bilateral cooperation between the two companies is going on since the start of commercial operations in July 1985.

He said GPIC is keen to support all measures and plans to ensure the best returns in sales and pointed out that SABIC is a strategic ally and an active contributor to GPIC’s achievements.

Dr. Jawahery said the industry has now become one of the fundamentals of economies of most countries in the region and an important source of income. 
Speaking on behalf of the Saudi delegation, Mr.  Saad Bin Hussain stressed the importance of such a meeting and said it would provide an opportunity to take a closer look at the views of colleagues in GPIC. 

He expressed his admiration at the Company’s achievements at all levels and said these were not surprising, especially in the light of a sincere intent and determination and the clear vision of GPIC employees.

He said SABIC is proud of its association with in GPIC and stressed it were one of its most important investments. He said GPIC is proud of being a living example of joint GCC projects and constructive cooperation.

During the visit, the SABIC delegation toured the Academy of Leadership and Learning as well as the Company's environmental projects.

GPIC Corporate Communications Manager Mr. Zuhair Tawfiqi gave a presentation of the activities of the department and highlighted its achievements at all levels. 

The two sides also reviewed means of cooperation between the two companies to improve the work of public relations and media and it was agreed to exchange visits in the future.

The visitors also went to the Company’s Club, where they learned about its activities, the sports equipment, the facilities for employees and their families. They were then treated to a luncheon in their honour.

The visitors thanked GPIC officials for their welcome and hospitality and said the visit has achieved its objectives. They said they saw the work of the department with the support of the other departments.

They also praised the spirit of teamwork among the employees and their loyalty to the Company. They praised the Executive Management's support in providing all co-operation to develop the human element in the Company.