VinFast signs UAE exclusive dealership agreement with Al Tayer Motors

HANOI, VIETNAM – Media OutReach Newswire – 27 May 2024 – VinFast Auto has officially signed an exclusive dealership agreement with one of the UAE’s premier automotive dealerships, Al Tayer Motors, for the distribution of VinFast electric vehicles (EV) in the country. The inaugural facility is planned to open in 2024 and will initially retail four VinFast e-SUV models, VF 6, VF 7, VF 8, and VF 9, at launch.Mr. Ta Xuan Hien, CEO of VinFast Middle East (fourth from the left), and Mr. Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director of Al Tayer Motors (fourth from the right), along with senior representatives from both sides at the signing ceremony.

Al Tayer Motors will be VinFast’s exclusive partner in the UAE and plans to establish a network of VinFast facilities across the country. Award-winning Al Tayer Motors, established in 1982, is one of the UAE’s leading automotive players and represents major European and American automobile manufacturers.

With a continuously expanding network of sales, service and parts centres, along with a team of 2,700 employees, Al Tayer Motors is committed to providing exceptional experiences to customers through its impressive physical infrastructure and cutting-edge digital platforms, including e-commerce and dedicated app.

By promoting cooperation with leading partners in the UAE and the Middle East, VinFast actively contributes to the realization of green mobility solutions within the region, while affirming the commitment of the Vietnamese EV manufacturer to making them more accessible to everyone.

Mr. Ta Xuan Hien, CEO of VinFast Middle East, shared: “The agreement with Al Tayer Motors is an important milestone in VinFast’s global market expansion strategy. We believe this reputable and experienced partner will help VinFast bring the highest quality products and services to customers in the UAE. VinFast is committed to providing customers with smart and environmentally friendly EV mobility options, while contributing to the UAE’s sustainable development goals.”

Mr. Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer of Al Tayer Motors, said: We are excited to launch VinFast in the UAE – a very vibrant international hub. We believe this partnership between Al Tayer Motors and VinFast will offer the ultimate EV experience to UAE customers while amplifying the brand globally. With our extensive expertise, dedicated teams and customer-centric approach, we make car ownership easier than ever and set best practices on a local and global level.”

Since the fourth quarter of 2023, VinFast has changed its strategy from a direct sales model to consumers to a hybrid model by leveraging existing distribution infrastructure through the establishment of a global dealer network. It is expected that sales through dealers will contribute significantly to VinFast’s sales in the second half of 2024.

In addition to key markets such as the United States, Canada, and Europe, VinFast is actively expanding into neighboring countries in Asia such as India, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, as well as the Middle East and Africa.

 About VinFast

VinFast – a member of Vingroup – envisions driving the advancement of the global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability that boasts up to 90 percent automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam.

Strongly committed to the mission of a sustainable future for everyone, VinFast constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility and a sustainable planet. Learn more at: https://vinfastauto.com/vn_en

‫مجموعة تداول السعودية وسهم كابيتال تتعاونان في برنامج “استثمر بوعي”

منطقة هونج كونج الإدارية الخاصة – 27 مايو 2024 – يسر شركة سهم كابيتال، شركة الوساطة المالية الرائدة عبر الإنترنت في المملكة العربية السعودية، أن تعلن عن رعايتها بالشراكة مع مجموعة تداول السعودية لبرنامج “استثمر بوعي”. جاء هذا الإعلان خلال ملتقى أسواق رأس المال، والذي تم انعقاده في هونج كونج 9 مايو 2024 حيث اجتمع قادة الصناعة لمناقشة مستقبل تدفقات رأس المال العالمية.

من المقرر إطلاق مبادرة رعاية برنامج “استثمر بوعي” في النصف الثاني من عام 2024. وهي مبادرة تهدف إلى تعزيز الثقافة المالية وتزويد مستخدميها بمهارات الاستثمار اللازمة لكي يصبحوا مستثمرين أكثر كفاءة ومهارة. حيث يتم إطلاق هذه المبادرة عبر منصة افتراضية مصممة لتلبية احتياجات المهتمين بالاستثمار، حيث تتيح هذه المبادرة الفرصة للتعلم والمشاركة والممارسة والمنافسة في بيئة محاكاة التداول وتعكس تجربة حقيقية للتداول في سوق الأسهم.

وأعربت هديل البديري، المدير العام لشركة سهم كابيتال، عن مدى حماسها لهذه الشراكة، قائلة: أن برنامج “استثمر بوعي”  مبادرة شاملة عبر الإنترنت في المملكة تتماشى تمامًا مع التزام شركة سهم كابيتال برفع الوعي المالي والثقافة المالية بين المستثمرين الحاليين والمستثمرين المحتملين. ومع استمرار المملكة العربية السعودية في رحلتها نحو سوق أكثر مؤسسية، سيتم تمكين المستثمرين من اتخاذ قرارات استثمارية سليمة.

يشتمل  برنامج “استثمر بوعي” على ورش عمل استثمارية، وإمكانية الوصول إلى المواد التعليمية، ومنصة محاكاة تداول متطورة تتيح للمشاركين إنشاء محافظ افتراضية مع اكتساب خبرة في التداول. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، ستوفر المسابقة فرصة للمشاركين لعرض مهاراتهم ومعرفتهم في التداول، مع جوائز ترعاها شركة سهم كابيتال.

تأسست شركة “سهم كابيتال” في عام 2022، وسرعان ما رسخت مكانتها كشركة رائدة بين شركات الوساطة عبر الإنترنت. وفي أكتوبر 2023، حصلت شركة “سهم كابيتال” على الرخصة من هيئة السوق المالية لمزاولة خدمات التعامل والاستشارة وحفظ الأوراق المالية في المملكة العربية السعودية، مما يجعلها أول شركة وساطة دولية عبر الإنترنت تقدم خدمات جديدة تلبي احتياجات المستثمرين داخل المملكة.

في ديسمبر 2023، أطلقت شركة سهم كابيتال تطبيق سهم، الذي اكتسب شهرة واسعة وسريعة وأصبح الآن ضمن أفضل ثلاثة تطبيقات مالية مجانية في متجر Play Google. يعتبر تطبيق سهم أول تطبيق في المملكة يوفر التبديل الفوري والسلس بنقرة واحدة بين الحسابات السعودية والأمريكية، مما يتيح للمستخدمين التداول وتحويل العملات دون عناء.

نبذة عن شركة سهم كابيتال:

شركة “سهم كابيتال” شركة مسجلة في الرياض، حاصلة على ترخيص برقم (22251-25) من هيئة السوق المالية (CMA) لمزاولة خدمات التداول والاستشارات والحفظ في المملكة العربية السعودية، مما يجعلها أول شركة وساطة دولية عبر الإنترنت تقدم خدمات الوساطة في المملكة العربية السعودية.

كما أن شركة سهم كابيتال عضو مسجل في السوق المالية السعودية، وكذلك الشركات التابعة لها، شركة مركز إيداع الأوراق المالية (إيداع) وشركة مركز مقاصة الأوراق المالية (مقاصة). لمزيد من المعلومات حول شركة سهم كابيتال، يرجى زيارة: https://www.sahmcapital.com/

Over 300 Million Children Are Victims of Online Sexual Exploitation

  • ONE IN EIGHT CHILDREN FACE HARM, WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL ESTIMATE FINDS
  • MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA HAVE MOST ALERTS FOR ABUSE MATERIAL
  • CONCERNS IN EAST & SOUTHERN AFRICA AND WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA
  • ONE CASE AROUND THE WORLD REPORTED EVERY SECOND
  • INTERPOL WARNS OF “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO WORLD’S CHILDREN”
  • AFRICAN SURVIVORS DEMAND ACTION ON “GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY”

LONDON, May 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Over 300 million children are subjected to online sexual exploitation and abuse globally, with several parts of Africa identified as areas of concern. These are among the conclusions by university researchers behind the first global estimate of the scale of the crisis.

With files containing sexual images of children are reported worldwide once every second, the authors stated that pupils “in every classroom, in every school, in every country” are victims of this “hidden pandemic”.

The statistics appear in a ground breaking report the Childlight Global Child Safety Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. It indicates that one in eight, or 12.6%, of the world’s children have endured past year experience of non-consensual taking, sharing, and exposure to sexual images and video, amounting to about 302 million young people.

Additionally, 12.5% of children globally (300 million) were subject in the past year to online solicitation, including unwanted sexual talk, non-consensual sexting, and unwanted sexual questions or act requests by adults or other youths. Offences can also include “sextortion” and abuse of AI deepfake technology.

One child grooming survivor campaigning for change emphasised the need for stronger regulation to hold tech platforms accountable, especially with the increasing difficulty of detecting offenders due to the roll-out of end-to-end encryption on popular social media apps.

Childlight’s new global index, Into the Light, found the Middle East and North Africa receive the highest Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) hosting alerts per population size – nine per 1,000 people, more than any other region. The prevalence of online solicitation is highly reported by children in East and Southern Africa and West and Central Africa, at 20.4% and 18% respectively, compared to the 12.5% global average.

While these African regions receive fewer CSAM hosting reports, their lower internet availability suggests they may become future hotspots as more countries come online.

Childlight CEO Paul Stanfield, a former Interpol Director, stressed the urgency of treating the issue as a global health emergency. “Child abuse material is so prevalent that files are on average reported to watchdog and policing organisations once every second. This is a global health pandemic that has remained hidden for far too long. It occurs in every country, is growing exponentially and requires an urgent global response. Children can’t wait.”

Debi Fry, professor of international child protection research at the University of Edinburgh, who led the Childlight project, stated: “The world needs to know these atrocities are affecting children in every classroom, in every school, in every country. These aren’t harmless images: they are deeply damaging.”

Interpol’s executive director, Stephen Kavanagh, said: “Online exploitation and abuse is a clear and present danger to the world’s children, and traditional law enforcement approaches are struggling to keep up. We must do much more together at a global level.”

Newton Kariuki*, a 22-year-old Kenyan man who was sexually abused as a child, adds: “It pains me so much that children still face abuse. For me it affected me so much. Sharing with anyone, even with my parents at first was hard, but I had to get justice. Guidance and counselling are important. It is what has helped me to overcome the stigma and negative feelings I had in me.”

Timothy Opobo, Executive Director of The AfriChild Centre in Uganda, emphasised the need for more data and investment in research to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation effectively. “Building the evidence base through rigorous research is crucial to ending harmful social norms and beliefs that don’t work in the best interests of the African child,” he said.

Among the key findings based on original research and analysis of 125 studies and over 36 million reports are:

  • The Middle East and North Africa receive the most alerts about CSAM per head of population.
  • Eastern and Southern Africa report the highest prevalence of online sexual extortion.

If you or someone you know needs support for child sexual exploitation and abuse, or if you are concerned that you might hurt a child, please visit Child Helpline International or brave movement or Stop it now

Notes to editors

A copy of the full report, video clips, photos and an infographic (all free to use) are available at this Dropbox link https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/0pty9kmxhe1w59d40kfvr/ANTWduJsRUje1lHKKu39_2c?rlkey=yo453zr3klnrangcspf6jc7ye&st=7tguck3i&dl=0
*Survivor name changed to protect identity

Childlight is funded by the Human Dignity Foundation

For information and interview opportunities please contact Jason Allardyce at [email protected].

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FINANCE COMMITTEE SESSION KICKS OFF TO DISCUSS SYRIAN REFUGEE DOSSIER


The Finance and Budget Committee, chaired by MP Ibrahim Kanaan, convened on Monday with the attendance of Acting Minister of the Displaced, Issam Charafeddine.

The session focused on discussing two legislative proposals: one concerning the regulation of the legal status of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and another regarding the organization of temporary residence and deportation procedures for Syrian refugees.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

DEFENSE MINISTER BROACHES GENERAL SITUATION WITH FORMER MP MANSOUR GHANEM EL-BON, MEETS ARMED FORCES RETIREES ASSOCIATION DELEGATION


Caretaker Minister of National Defense, Maurice Sleem, on Monday received, at his Yarze office, former MP Mansour Ghanem El Bon, with whom e discussed the general situation and the latest developments.

Caretaker Minister Sleem later received the President of the Armed Forces Retirees Association, retired Major General Nicolas Mezher, on top of a delegation from the association.

Discussions reportedly touched on the rights of military personnel, retired or in active service.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

BERRI MEETS UN’S WRONECKA ON FAREWELL VISIT, BROACHES GENERAL SITUATION WITH US AMBASSADOR, RECEIVES ALBERT MANSOUR


House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Monday received at the Second Presidency in Ain El-Tineh, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka, who paid him a farewell visit upon winding her diplomatic mission in Lebanon.

Speaker Berri also received US Ambassador to Lebanon, Lisa A. Johnson, with whom he discussed the general situation in Lebanon and the region, and the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Berri later met with former MP Albert Mansour, over the latest political developments.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

MIKATI DISCUSSES UN RESOLUTION 1701 WITH UNIFIL’S COMMANDER, BROACHES SECURITY SITUATION WITH DEFENSE MINISTER, MEETS UNRWA’S LAZZARINI, ‘INDEPENDENTS FOR LEBANON’ GATHERING DELEGATION


Caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, on Monday met at the Grand Serail with UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, General Aroldo Lazaro.

Premier Mikati presented with Commander Lazaro the security situation in the south, the ongoing preparations to submit the periodic report to the UN Security Council regarding the implementation of Resolution 1701, and the existing coordination between UNIFIL and the army.

The meeting took place in the presence of Premier Mikati’s Advisor, Ambassador Boutros Assaker.

Premier Mikati also met with Caretaker Defense Minister Maurice Sleem, with whom he discussed the security situation in the country and matters related to the Ministry of Defense.

Premier Mikati later met with the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, in the presence of UNRWA’s Director in Lebanon, Dorothy Klaus, and the Chairman of the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) Bassel Al-Hassan.

Premier Mikati was
briefed on the general financial conditions of UNRWA.

The Prime Minister then received a delegation from the ‘Independents for Lebanon’ Gathering, which included the Gathering’s Secretary-General Rafi Madayan and a number of Gathering members.

Mikati later received former Minister of Information Walid Daouk.

Among Premier Mikati’s itinerant visitors for today had been media figure, Ibrahim Awad, who presented him with his new book, and handed him an invitation to the book signing ceremony on May 30 in Tripoli.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon