The Saudi capital, Riyadh, will host an international mining conference with the participation of more than 200 speakers from different countries of the world. It will be held under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. The conference will discuss several topics in the mining sector, including global economic and environmental developments that affect the mineral industry in the region, environmental and social practices in terms of competition and equal opportunities, and the role and leadership of the Kingdom in the world in the supply of renewable energy.
In addition, the increase of the value of the region’s mineral wealth by raising its transparency and developing level to become an integrated centre for green mineral production.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources for Mining Affairs, Eng. Khaled Al-Mudaifer explained, that the conference is a comprehensive international platform that provides an opportunity for investors, mining companies and parties concerned with the mining sector to see the enormous geological potential in the region, indicating that the Kingdom is working to lead the contribution to the development of the distinguished mining region extending from Africa to Central and Western Asia.
The conference is scheduled to precede the launch of the second annual ministerial meeting on January 10, with the participation of 60 countries, represented by 40 ministers and 18 high-level officials.