The chairman of the Gulf Research Center , Dr. Abdulaziz bin Sager , welcomed in the center's headquarters in Riyadh on October 20, 2022, his excellency the Irish ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ( Gerry Cunningham). During the meeting, they discussed the Saudi-Irish relations, and the international and the regional developmental updates. Also, his excellency the ambassador was briefed on the centers activities in the different aspects
The Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, Dr.Abdulaziz bin Sager, welcomed in the the center’s headquarters in Riyadh on September 18, 2022 AD, Mr. Cengiz Özgencil, the head of the Bosphorus Forum in Turkey, and his companions. During the meeting, they discussed the topics of the 13th Bosphorus Summit. some of which were about the Turkish Gulf relations.
The Chairman of the Gulf Research Center will participate as a speaker in the summit.
The 13th Bosphorus Summit will be held during the 10th-12th of November, 2022 in Istanbul,Turkey. The summit’s subject will be “ THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION:DRIVING FORCES OF GLOBAL CHANGE. It will be held With the participation of leaders and personalities from around the world.
They will be discussing the current international challenges, and the future opportunities and solutions. More details about this summit can be found on the website.
GRCF Director Dr. Christian Koch met with Yukio Tada and Daisuke Yamamoto of the Sojitz Research Institute in the GRC Foundation office in Geneva. They discussed cooperation between the two institutions, participation in the Gulf Research Meeting in August as well as the regional situation in the Gulf Region.
Dr. Christian Koch, Director of International Studies, met today with Sumiko Teranaka and Yuhei Omi of the Japan Institute for Overseas Investment and Ryutaro Nishizaki of the Dubai office of the Japan Bank for International Corporation. They discussed the sanctions policy vis-à-vis Iran and the regional investment climate.
Dr. Christian Koch held the following meetings:
• Geradus Johannes Hoetjes of the University of Exeter, related to the prospects of GCC Monetary Union
• A delegation from South Africa including Daryl Hudson, Director, ITED in the Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa; Mkhuthazi Steleki, Deputy Director, ITED; Kevin Oosthuizen, Counsellor (Deputy Head of Mission) South African Embassy; Maqbool Moos, Counsellor, South African Embassy; Daniel Jacobs, Consul, (Deputy Head of Mission) South African Consulate General; Simon Mmutle, Consul, South African Consulate General; and Shakira Motan, Consul (Economic) of South African Consulate General, Dubai. The talk focused on development in the region and their consequences.
• Martin Schneider, a doctoral candidate at the Leizig Graduate School of Management, concerning the development strategies of the GCC states and their outlook
• Dr. Valentina Kostadinova, a researcher at the University of Birmingham, UK on EU's relations with Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf.
Dr. Christian Koch, Director of International Studies, met today Mr. Steve Jones and Mr. Jack Stephens of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise organization during their visit to the UAE. They discussed the economic outlook for the region and the implications of the current political situation. New Zealand is in the process of opening their embassy in Abu Dhabi and expanding their overall presence in the country.