RDIF is ready to become a partner of Russian Railways in the construction in Saudi Arabia

© AP Photo / Hassan Ammar, FileВид in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Archival photoRDIF is ready to become a partner of Russian Railways in the construction in Saudi Arabia© AP Photo / Hassan Ammar, File

The Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF) is ready to become a partner of Russian Railways in the construction of infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, told reporters the head of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev on the sidelines of the Gaidar forum.

«Ready. Saudi Arabia is very important partner for us… with Russian Railways, we are considering financing a number of projects, including, where Saudi funds would go to projects of Railways in Russia, it is also possible, and projects of Railways in Saudi Arabia,» — said Dmitriev.

«Saudi Arabia will build a very large railroad. The Railways would be a good participant in this process. We will see how this situation will evolve, of course, we believe that the Railways have the competence and expertise», — said Dmitriev.

In November 2017, first Deputy CEO of Russian Railways Alexander Misharin said that the company is studying the possibility of participation in 2018, alone or with partners in a number of tenders for the construction of Railways in Saudi Arabia.

The RIA Novosti media group «Russia today» is the official news Agency of the Gaidar forum in 2018. The organizer of the forum «Russia and the world: aims and values» is the Russian Academy of national economy and state service under the President of the Russian Federation (Ranepa).

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