On May 31, Consul-General Mr. Shimmura attended the 20th Skills Contest held at the Saudi-Japanese Automobile High Institute (SJAHI). The contest, which was held for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic, was a valuable opportunity for young Saudi trainees studying at SJAHI to fully demonstrate their daily studies, and the winners were applauded by the audience.
Mr. Shimmura, in his speech at the award ceremony, stated: "The organizing of this contest instills confidence in the hearts of students, refines their skills that they acquired from their Japanese and Saudi supervisors, and instills the spirit of cooperation and teamwork in them, which qualifies them upon their graduation to join the Saudi labor market, as SJAHI is one of the best supporter of the Saudization policies and job localization, one of the most important pillars of “Saudi Vision 2030”."
He added: "Japan and the Kingdom have a long history of friendship and constructive cooperation in various fields, and when I talk about our most important common achievements, this Institute always comes at the top of these achievements with its tangible results, and I hope that the management of the Institute will continue in this distinguished manner."
The full text of the speech can be found here.