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    A delegation from Russia's Crimea presented several agriculture and industrial projects in Saudi Arabia within the framework of the Russian Business Week held there, a spokesman for the Crimean Vice-President said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The five-day forum focusing on new investment opportunities between Russia and Saudi Arabia began on Monday in the city of Jeddah.

    "We have already held a series of meetings, talks, people were introduced to each other. We were introduced to the Islamic Development Bank, a major Muslim organization. Talks will be held with Saudi Arabian officials, Jeddah governorship," Sergei Pinchuk told RIA Novosti.

    Pinchuk stressed that the opportunity to present projects at such a high-level international forum was a major step forward for Crimea.

    As part of the forum, businessmen and government officials from across Russia are presenting various investment projects, mainly focusing on agriculture. The Crimean delegation is headed by the regional government's deputy head Georgy Muradov.

    The Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad, intending to support foreign agriculture projects to guarantee food supply to the country, located in a deserted area, has been launched by Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah.


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