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05 March 2018

Egyptian Youth and Sports Minister H.E. Mr. Khaled Mahmoud Abdulaziz, who is on a visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, was received at the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) along with the Country’s Ambassador to Bahrain, H.E. Ms. Suha Ibrahim Al Far.

The visit came after the Company was announced as the first winner of the United Nations’ King Hamad International Prize to empower youth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal.

Company President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, members of the Company’s Executive Management and Senior Officials welcomed the visitors, who congratulated them on GPIC being named the first recipient of the prize, instituted in the name of His Majesty by the United Nations.

H.E. the Minister said GPIC had spared no effort in adopting initiatives and community activities that have contributed to empowering young people and helping them serve their country and society.

He expressed the hope the award would motivate the Company move forward to serve the community and support the youth. He congratulated those involved in supporting and implementing Company initiatives.

Dr. Jawahery thanked the visiting Minister for his appreciation and accepting an invitation to visit the Company to learn about its activities and take a closer look at its role within the community.

He expressed pride in the partnership between GPIC and Egyptian fertilizer companies and said they were keen to exchange visits to learn from the experiences of their counterparts in Egypt.

Dr. Jawahery praised the Company’s latest achievement and said His Majesty's initiative to award a prestigious international award was in support of the United Nations efforts to develop the world’s youth. He said GPIC was chosen in recognition of its initiatives aimed at serving young people, rehabilitating and providing them with the opportunity to benefit from green initiatives.

Dr. Jawahery said Egypt has some of the world’s most advanced fertilizer and petrochemical companies that have plenty of experts and working professionals with extensive knowledge in the field of agriculture and the food industry. He said these companies also play an effective role in supporting the work of the Cairo-based Arab Fertilizers Association.

The guests later toured the Company’s plants, facilities and environmental projects. They went to the Leadership and Learning Academy, where they were told about GPIC’s specialized training programmes, offered not only to employees but also to all those interested from other companies. They were briefed on the academy’s advanced curricula and factory operations.

H.E. the Minister then honoured members of GPIC’s Youth and Women Committees for their vital role, contributions and outstanding partnerships with the Company's management to put its objectives of sustainable development into practice.

The visitors also saw the environmental projects and the green belt within the complex, which covers 13 per cent of its total area. He then planted a palm tree to commemorate his visit.

The guests thanked Dr. Jawahery and the others for the welcome and the hospitality and expressed admiration for the Company’s various environmental and charitable initiatives.

He praised GPIC as a successful example of GCC cooperation and described the visit as an opportunity to learn more about successful Bahraini companies committed to preserving the environment.