An expanded meeting of the Russian-Saudi Business Council was held in Moscow. The event preceded the Russian-Saudi Investment Forum, timed to an official visit to Russia by the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Board of the Council of Saudi Chambers Mr. Ahmed Suliman Alrajhi, Member of the Executive Committee of the General Council of the World Federation of Chambers of Commerce Mr.Yassin Al Suroor, Chairman of the Russian-Arab and Russian-Saudi Business Councils Mr.Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Chairman of the Saudi-Russian Business Council Mr.Abdulrahman Al-Zamil, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr.Vladimir Padalko, Councellor to the President of the CCI of Russia Mr.Georgy Petrov and others.
Mr. Vladimir Padalko, Vice-president of the CCI of Russia, noted that the Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saudi Arabia was an old partner of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. The development of business contacts with Saudi Arabia was one of the important priorities of the CCI of Russia in the Middle East and North Africa.
Russian entrepreneurs are interested in working in the Saudi market, as well as Saudi businessmen are interested in working in the Russian one, Mr. Padalko emphasized. In the February of this year the delegation from Tatarstan, organized with support of the CCI of Russia and led by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia.
Mr.Abdulrahman Al-Zamil, Chairman of the Saudi-Russian Business Council, drew attention to the existing potential of business cooperation between our countries and expressed the hope that the forthcoming meeting and negotiations between the leaders will serve as a serious impetus in the development of trade and economic relations. He noted that for business development, it is necessary to simplify the visa regime so that entrepreneurs can move freely between the two countries.
Chairman of the Saudi-Russian Business Council Mr.Vladimir Yevtushenkov stressed the importance of this event. He noted that the businessmen of the two countries had come a long way towards each other, and it's time to move on to the implementation of the planned projects.
Within the framework of the event, an open discussion "Business in Saudi Arabia and in the Russian Federation. Challenges and Opportunities " was held. The Councilor of the President of the CCI of Russia Mr.Georgy Petrov made a speech in regard to the discussion.
A meeting of the Russian-Saudi Business Council in the format "20x20" was held in conclusion.
By CCI of Russia news reports