Saudi and Russian business officials propose Russian bank in Riyadh

Russian ambassador to the Kingdom says new commercial attache at the embassy will help Saudi businesses

  
Buildings are seen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 18, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Buildings are seen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 18, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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RIYADH: A proposal to open a Russian bank in Riyadh was presented at a meeting between Saudi and Russian officials on Thursday.


The move would facilitate trade and economic exchange between the two countries, a meeting of the Saudi-Russian Business Council of the Federation of Saudi Chambers was told.

Russia’s Ambassador to the Kingdom, Sergei Kozlov, said he promised to support and study the proposal to open the bank in Riyadh.

He said a commercial attaché had been appointed at the embassy in Riyadh to help Saudi business owners overcome obstacles.

Ajlan bin Abdulaziz Al-Ajlan, president of the Federation of Saudi Chambers, said the meeting provided strong impetus toward developing more trade and economic relations.

Chairman of the Saudi-Russian Business Council Tariq Al-Kahtani said it was important to strengthen economic and trade cooperation.

The meeting also dealt with some challenges that contributed to the weak volume of trade exchange between the Kingdom and Russia, including the lack of a direct shipping line to facilitate import and export operations.

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