“I am very impressed with India’s double-digit growth in the petrochemicals industry over the last decade,” said Mr. Al-Benyan while addressing the audience that also comprised of key government and industry stakeholders. “We at SABIC look earnestly forward to being a part of this growth journey,” he added. As part of this address, Mr. Al-Benyan also lauded the close trade and diplomatic relations between India and Saudi Arabia. “Given that SABIC has been present in India for more than 25 years, we are confident in terms of understanding the Indian market and being able to generate value for all stakeholders, the Government, our customers and business partners. We acknowledge the opportunities in India, and positively hope to continue strengthening our footprint and partnerships here,” he added.
“Petrochemical are essential to the production of all of these products. It is only by preparing for this emerging marketplace that we can grow sustainably and create value for India and for the world.”
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