Saudi Arabia honors Russian investment chief with key award

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Updated 05 October 2019

Saudi Arabia honors Russian investment chief with key award

RIYADH:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday presented Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, with the Order of King Abdulaziz Al Saud. The honor was awarded by King Salman in recognition of the Russian’s efforts to strengthen cooperation between the two nations.

In addition to the presentation ceremony, the crown prince and Dmitriev discussed bilateral relations, with a particular focus on investments and other areas of cooperation.

Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, National Guard Minister Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, and Minister of State and Cabinet Member Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban were also present at the ceremony and meeting.


Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

Updated 49 min 38 sec ago

Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon
  • Minister condemns 'destructive hegemony' of Hezbollah, which has history of storing explosive materials among civilians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia called for a transparent and independent investigation into the Beirut explosion, the Kingdom’s foreign minister said on Sunday.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon. He described the explosion that killed more than 150 people as “horrific.”

Prince Faisal said strong state institutions that work for the interests of the Lebanese people are vital to the reform required to guarantee Lebanon's political and economic future.
“The continued destructive hegemony of the terrorist organization Hezbollah worries us all, and we all know this organization’s history of using explosive materials and storing them among civilians in several Arab and European countries and in north and south America.”
“Lebanon is in dire need of comprehensive and urgent political and economic reform to ensure that this terrible disaster will not occur again,” he said.

He added that four planes carrying Saudi aid have arrived in Beirut.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has provided 290 tons of medical equipment, food supplies and housing materials.

The conference was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.