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06 February 2019

The Fertilizers Committee of the Gulf Chemical and Petrochemicals Association (GPCA) held its periodic meeting under the Chairmanship of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery in Muscat, Oman on January 30.

The meeting highlighted the achievements of the committee in 2018 and outlined its strategic plans for 2019. Members spoke of the action and the arrangements made for the annual fertilizer conference to be held in September.

Dr. Jawahery thanked GPCA Chairman H.E. Mr. Yousif Bin Abdullah Al-Bunyan for its support and expressed appreciation to GPCA Secretary General Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Saadoun, to help the committee achieve its aspirations.

He said the committee would continue to work to adopt the best strategies that would contribute to the development of performance at all levels and to benefit from successful global experiences. He also noted the efforts of the members of the committee to develop mechanisms of action in the management and supervision of the Gulf fertilizer industry, and follow up on all its details.

Dr. Jawahery pointed to the importance of building an industrial economy that is more innovative and sustainable. He said it is the direction in which industries tend to preserve resources and energies and make them environmentally friendly.

He stressed on the importance of the cooperation of all countries to achieve the ultimate goal of ensuring food security as one of the most important challenges the world faces. "Despite the availability of natural and human resources and the interest of political leaders, agriculture in the region and the Arab world has not yet achieved its targetted production, and has not met increasing needs of food.

Speaking about GPIC’s important role in supporting the fertilizer industry, Dr. Jawahery said that GPCA is one of the largest entities supporting the fertilizer industry in the region. “The committee contributes to promoting the exchange of best practices in the industry through workshops, seminars and conferences, and communicates in general among members.”

Dr. Jawahery expressed the hope that the meeting would achieve all objectives and the committee would continue to help the GPCA achieve its goals and aspirations.

Established in 2006, GPCA has as its members more than 90 per cent of the region's petrochemicals and chemicals producers. It is the first of its kind in the Middle East to strengthen the role of companies and enable them to play a key role in the global chemical industry.

It is the most respected petrochemical and chemicals representative body in the region, plays a key role in shaping international and regional policies, fostering the interests of companies and supporting them to achieve their aspirations.

It also provides its members with various platforms and channels to meet and communicate to share knowledge, ideas and experiences that enhance their growth and prosperity.