SPA (Moscow)

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Russian President Vladimir Putin attended at Kremlin Palace in Moscow today a ceremony of exchanging agreements, memoranda of understanding and cooperation programs signed by the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation.

An agreement was exchanged between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation for cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes between King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and the Russian Federal Space Agency. The Saudi side was represented by the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Khalid Al-Faleh and the Russian side by Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov.

A memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of communications and information technology was also exchanged between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Communications and Information of the Russian Federation. The Saudi side was represented by the Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi and the Russian side by Minister of Communications and Information Nikolai Kivorov.

A memorandum of understanding was exchanged between the Ministry of Commerce and Investment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The Saudi side was represented by Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi and the Russian side by Minister of Commerce and Industry Denis Mantorov.

The Saudi-Russian roadmap was also exchanged between the Ministry of Commerce and Investment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. The Saudi side was represented by Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi and the Russian side by Minister of Energy Alexander Novak.

A memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of labor, development and social protection was also exchanged between the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. The Saudi side was represented by Minister of State and Cabinet's Member Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf and Russian side by Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Maxim Tomblin.

An executive program for cultural cooperation was also exchanged between the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The Saudi side was represented by Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad and the Russian side by Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky.

A program of cooperation in agricultural areas was exchanged between the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. The Saudi side was represented by Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli and the Russian side by Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Taktchev.

A memorandum of executive program for cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy was also exchanged between King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy and ROSATOM. The Saudi side was represented by Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Khalid Al-Falih and the ROSATOM was represented by Yevgeny Bakermanov.

Contracts for the supply of military systems and a memorandum of understanding for the transfer and settlement of technology of those systems were exchanged between the Saudi Military Industries Company and the Russian Ross Abaronexport Company. The Saudi side was represented by Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Military Industries Company Ahmed Al-Khateeb and Ross Abaronexport Managing Director Alexander Makki.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed to establish a Saudi-Russian platform for investment in energy area and a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a Saudi-Russian platform for investment in technology between the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Russian Fund for Direct Investment. The Saudi side was represented by Supervisor of the Public Investment Fund and Advisor at the General Secretariat to the Cabinet Yasser Al-Rumayan and the Russian side by President of the Russian Fund for Direct Investment Kiril Dimitrev.

A memorandum of understanding was exchanged on investment of the Public Investment Fund and Leader Investment Company in three projects for roads and light trains in Russia between the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Russian Fund for Direct Investment. The Saudi side was represented by Supervisor of the Public Investment Fund and Advisor at the General Secretariat of the Cabinet Yasser Al-Rumayan and the Russian side by President of the Russian Fund for Direct Investment Kiril Dimitrev.

Then, President Vladimir Putin held a luncheon in honor of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The exchange of agreements ceremony and the luncheon were attended by Prince Khalid bin Fahd bin Khalid; Prince Mansour bin Saud bin Abdulaziz; Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz; Prince Saud bin Fahad bin Abdulaziz; Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz and Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Cabinet's Member and Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Ministers.