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.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.