© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotobiennale KSA Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank
The crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman al Saud and the Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky on the sidelines taking place in Riyadh investment forum discussed cooperation between the Russian and Saudi museums, as well as conducting joint archeological expeditions and exhibitions.
As told RIA Novosti Piotrovsky, the heir to the Saudi throne on Tuesday received a delegation of representatives of Russian business, as well as entrepreneurs from other countries. During the meeting, as stated by the Director of the Hermitage, he gave Mohammed bin Salman a book on Oriental arms in the Hermitage collection.
«We talked about the Museum, he talked about what the Museum boom, which exists in Saudi Arabia, that we will work with museums, Museum organizations Saudi Arabia, archaeological things, joint missions, joint exhibitions,» said Piotrovsky.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of M. Video, a member of the Board of Directors «Samara» said Gutseriev has told RIA Novosti that Mohammad bin Salman on the sidelines of the FII had a productive meeting with investors from Russia and China, introducing the business plans of the Kingdom. One of the participants told RIA Novosti that the Russian business met the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and their projects, Mohammed bin Salman, in turn, welcomed the participation of Russia in the program «Vision 2030».
The second forum Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed the event the «Davos in the desert», launched on Tuesday in Riyadh amid tensions in Saudi Arabia and a number of States, triggered by the murder of a Saudi journalist Jamal Casucci. A number of businessmen and public figures refused to participate in the conference.
However, the failure of a number of companies and public figures to boycott the forum had little effect on his work. In the hall of the main Convention centre in Riyadh during the official opening ceremony of the forum of free places almost was not. During the first day of the «Davos in the desert», according to its organizers, was signed 25 agreements in excess of $ 50 billion.