"Certainly, we already have absolutely concrete agreements with Novomet shareholders, we also have agreements with Rosnano as one of Novomet shareholders. The deal with the Saudi partners therefore will be closed, we have all confirmations in this regard," Dmitriev said.
In April, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Falih told Sputnik in an interview that Saudi Aramco hoped to close the deal soon and planned to discuss the issue at SPIEF.
RDIF, the Saudi Public Investment Fund and Saudi Aramco are holding talks on the Saudi oil company’s purchase of the Rosnano stake.
SPIEF is an annual Russian business event held in St. Petersburg since 1997. This year the forum will take place from June 6–8 at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.