Russian news agency RIA Novosti has held a presentation of the Arabic edition of the Moscow News paper, Anbaa Mosku, in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.
The presentation on Wednesday, led by Anbaa Mosku chief editor Raed Jaber, attracted a large number of Saudi Arabian journalists, representatives of cultural, scientific and business circles.
"Our goal is to help Arabian readers find answers to questions about the events in Russia or about Russia's policies on the global arena," Raed Jaber said.
RIA Novosti resumed the Arabic edition of the Moscow News paper in November after a 17-year break as part of the Russian government's new strategy to step up relations with the Arab world.
Anbaa Mosku will be a monthly publication with a circulation of 150,000 copies in 15 Arab countries and Israel. If it proves a success, the paper could switch to weekly or even daily editions, RIA Novosti chief editor Svetlana Mironyuk has said.
RIA Novosti has already held presentations of the newspaper in Egypt, Algeria, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Jordan and Jerusalem.
RIYADH, December 24 (RIA Novosti)