WCO Regional Training Centre established in Saudi Arabia
Brussels, 3 May 2011
On behalf of Director General Saleh M. AlKhaliwi of Saudi Customs, Director General designate of the Saudi Customs Training Institute Ibrahim S. AlMousa and WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya met at WCO headquarters on 3 May 2011 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the utilization of the Saudi Customs Training Institute as a WCO Regional Training Centre.
Both Secretary General Mikuriya and Director General AlKhaliwi recognized that the dissemination of information, training and technical assistance is indispensable for the uniform implementation of key Customs-related international conventions, recommendations and other standards.
The signing of the MoU between Saudi Customs and the WCO marks a significant step forward in the provision of training in the WCO North of Africa, Near and Middle East (MENA) region. The Institute is located in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital.