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21 January 2018

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) hosted a joint meeting between the Corporate Communications teams from the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) and Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (SAFCO), and the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company.

The meeting was attended, among others, by NOGA Head of Promotions and Conferences Dr. Hassan Al-Fardan, its Promotion and Conference Specialist Mr. Mr. Ahmed Al Haddad and Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Salman Al Khalifa. Public Relations Supervisor Mr. Waleed Al Hussein of SAFCO along with several members of the Executive Management and staff of the Company's Corporate Communications Department were also present.

Issues of mutual interest and means of increasing cooperation and coordination between all parties were discussed along with relationship between industrial companies.

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery welcomed the guests and stressed the importance of holding such consultative meetings that enhance the mutual relations and communication between all parties working in the same field. He said such meetings are an opportunity to exchange views and perceptions on common issues, especially those relating to public relations and information.

Dr. Jawahery said besides this meeting, several others involving technicians or administrators, are also held on a regular basis. He said the changes currently taking place all over the world necessitate that everyone coordinates efforts to achieve the success of the regional petrochemical sector.

The President spoke of the keenness of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company to support NOGA’s measures and plans, under the leadership of H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Minister of Oil, to ensure continuity of the work in factories and support Bahrain’s economic development.

During the visit, the delegation toured the Leadership and Learning Academy, the manufacturing facilities and the several environmental projects within the complex.

The Company Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Zuhair Tawfiqi, gave a presentation on the activities of the Corporate Communications Department and highlighted its achievements at all levels. The two sides reviewed ways to cooperate to improve their work and also agreed to exchange future visits.

The visitors were also taken to GPIC Club, where they learnt about its activities, the sports equipment, facilities for employees and their families. This was followed by a luncheon in their honour.

Dr. Al-Fardan and Mr. Al Hussein thanked GPIC officials for the welcome and the hospitality and applauded the activities of the Company’s Corporate Communications in supporting other departments in organising various activities.

They said GPIC is an example of joint Gulf projects and fruitful cooperation. They added the Company had earned a reputation for itself an impeccable reputation not only at the local level, but also at the regional and global level.