Role of universities hailed

Manama Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Alzayani today Al-Ahlia University Chairman Dr. Abdulla Youssef Al-Hawaj and president Dr. Mansour Al-Aali, who outlined planned academic programmes and activities in all fields.

The minister reiterated the Government's support to national universities in Bahrain as well as the youth category in line with the strategy aimed at promoting small and medium enterprises (SMEs). He commended the vital role played by universities in creating a favourable business environment and honing innovation to spur national economic growth. The meeting was attended by Assistant Undersecretary for Industrial Development Abdulkarim Al-Rashid and SMEs Development Director Shikha Al-Fadhel.

Source: Bahrain News Agency