Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan Sign 13 Agreements to Boost Investments

 The Saudi-Kazakh forum saw the signing of 13 investment agreements in several sectors of common interest. (Photo: Ghazi Mehdi)
The Saudi-Kazakh forum saw the signing of 13 investment agreements in several sectors of common interest. (Photo: Ghazi Mehdi)
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Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan Sign 13 Agreements to Boost Investments

 The Saudi-Kazakh forum saw the signing of 13 investment agreements in several sectors of common interest. (Photo: Ghazi Mehdi)
The Saudi-Kazakh forum saw the signing of 13 investment agreements in several sectors of common interest. (Photo: Ghazi Mehdi)

The Saudi-Kazakhstan forum, which kicked off on Sunday, saw the signing of 13 investment agreements in several sectors of common interest, including sports, media, health and medicine and agriculture.

The deals were signed in presence of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Saudi Minister of Investment Khaled Al-Falih, and representatives of the public and private sectors in the two countries.

The agreements seek to strengthen efforts to promote investments and increase joint projects between Saudi and Kazakh companies.

Tokayev said that during his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Royal Court at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah, the two sides agreed to adopt major measures to boost bilateral investments, pointing to the signing of 13 agreements in several fields, which will further advance bilateral trade and technological cooperation.

In his speech, Al-Falih said that the 2050 plan for sustainable development in Kazakhstan was in line with the Saudi Vision 2030, noting that the opening of airlines would increase opportunities for cooperation in trade between the two countries.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority and the Veterinary Control and Supervision Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture in the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a cooperation agreement in the field of importing beef and sheep meat.

Similarly, the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) and Astana International Exchange signed an agreement of cooperation between the financial market in the two countries.

The forum also witnessed the signing of an investment agreement to support the sports sector, and a cooperation agreement in the media sector, while the Saudi News Agency (SPA) and the Television and Radio Complex of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a cooperation agreement in the field of media and news.

For its part, the Ajlan & Brothers Holding Group signed four agreements in the sectors of food, radiochemistry and the transfer of innovative technologies, as well as in the field of exchanging information and experience on trade issues and export promotion, in addition to an investment agreement to establish a sugar syrup production plant in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan.

Al-Rajhi International Investment Company signed an agreement with the National Investment Company of Kazakhstan to boost cooperation between the two parties.

The Saudi ACWA Power Company also signed an investment cooperation agreement with the Kazakh ministry of Energy to boost cooperation in the field of renewable energy.



Saudi Arabia to Sell 0.64% Aramco Stake

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
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Saudi Arabia to Sell 0.64% Aramco Stake

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters

Saudi Arabia is selling a 0.64% stake in oil giant Aramco, a statement said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares and the offering period will commence on June 2.

The price range is expected to be between SAR 26.70 and SAR 29.00 per share.