Saudi Arabia Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih met recently with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) President Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud at KACST headquarters in Riyadh.
Al Saud and several of KACST’s top ranking officials and researchers met with Al-Falih to review some of the most important research projects by KACST.
The research projects conducted by KACST were in numerous strategic technologies protected in the National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan (NSTIP). KACST performs research in the investment’s mechanism through the Saudi Company for Development and Technology Investment (TAQNIA) and in the energy field.
Before the end of his visit to KACST, Al-Falih highlighted the significance of development in the fields of scientific research and technology. He also noted the need for growing a lasting national science, technology and innovation system that can help contribute to the economic growth and work toward the strategic vision expressed in kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2030.