16:22 GMT25 October 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets and Saudi Arabian Culture Minister Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan discussed the cultural and tourism cooperation between Moscow and Riyadh, the office of Golodets told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    "The issue of cooperation in the areas of culture and tourism has become the key topic… During the meeting, the issue of processing an application for Saudi Arabia's participation in the 8th International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg as a guest country in 2021 was also raised," the office said.

    At the talks, Golodets said that, at the moment, Moscow and Riyadh were working on the creation of a working group on culture within the joint Russian-Saudi intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, technical and scientific cooperation, according to the office.

    The meeting, which was also attended by Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, Zarina Doguzova, the head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism, as well as Saudi Ambassador to Russia Raed bin Khaled Qrimli, took place in Moscow on Monday.


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