Saudi date experts visit US to learn, share experiences

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During the remainder of their trip, they will visit farms, factories and research centers in US. (SPA)
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During the remainder of their trip, they will visit farms, factories and research centers in US. (SPA)
Updated 03 November 2018

Saudi date experts visit US to learn, share experiences

  • During the remainder of their trip, they will visit farms, factories and research centers in the United States

JEDDAH: Representatives from the National Center for Palms and Dates on Thursday visited a number of farms and research centers in the US to share experiences and learn new methods for controlling diseases that affect palm trees.
The Saudi delegation, which is on a five-day visit to the US, also includes a number of academics in the field, along with farmers whose produce boasts the “Saudi Dates” label. During the remainder of their trip, they will visit farms, factories and research centers in the Riverside area of Los Angeles, California, and Yuma city in Arizona.
It is one of a series of overseas visits and meetings organized by the center during the last quarter of 2018 to benefit from the experiences of date producers in other countries.


Najran governor cites programs benefiting people with disabilities

Updated 3 min 31 sec ago

Najran governor cites programs benefiting people with disabilities

NAJRAN: Thursday was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Najran Gov. Prince Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz took the opportunity to stress that Saudi Arabia’s leadership focuses on all segments of society.

Prince Jalawi was speaking during a meeting in his office with the head of the Najran Literary Club Saeed Al-Mardamah and disabled author Mahdi Al-Mutlaq, who presented the prince with a copy of his latest novel.

Prince Jalawi lauded Al-Mutlaq’s participation in literary and cultural events as an active member of the Saudi society.

He also expressed his support for the plan to hold an art exhibition for blind people from around the Kingdom in Najran.

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