Russia wealth fund brings big delegation, art to Saudi FII forum

The Future Investment Initiative business forum is due next week in Saudi Arabia. (AFP)

A Russian delegation will take part in the Future Investment Initiative business forum next week in Saudi Arabia, where it will meet Saudi officials and present Russian art, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said on Friday.

“RDIF has put together a representative delegation from Russia to participate in the forum, which includes more than 30 leading Russian entrepreneurs and leaders of major Russian companies, as well as public figures,” the fund said without giving names.

The delegation, which will be led by Russian Direct Investment Fund head Kirill Dmitriev, has partnered with the State Russian Museum, located in St Petersburg, to present the works of 20th-century Russian artists including abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52