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On the afternoon of October 27, Mr Huang Youfang, President of SMU met with Mr Ahmad Saadi, Senior Vice President of Saudi Aramco. Both sides signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation at Shanghai Pudong Shangri-La Hotel.
Mr. Huang Youfang introduced the overview of SMU, emphasizing the distinguishing characteristics of SMU in shipping, logistics, marine and other areas. He pointed out that our university had strong research ability in shipping, international logistics, supply chain and strong ability in cultivation of high-quality talents, which highly correspond to the current development strategy of Saudi Aramco. Mr. Huang said that Saudi Aramco was the first Saudi Arabia company to establish a formal partnership with SMU, which is a landmark for SMU.
Mr. Ahmad Saadi spoke highly of the development achievements of our university. He said that China was Saudi Arabia's important trading partner, and Saudi Aramco always attached great importance to the cooperation with Chinese enterprises and universities. He hoped to promote bilateral cooperation in international procurement, international logistics and other areas.
Saudi Aramco is the world's largest oil production company and the world's
sixth largest oil refiner. With the world's largest onshore and offshore oil
fields, it mainly engaged in oil exploration, development, production, refining,
transportation and sales.