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Prince Alwaleed Receives Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs

November 14, 2013

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) received HE Mr. Jan Vapaavouri, Minister of Economic Affairs and an accompanying delegation that included HE. Mr. Jarno Syrjala, Ambassador of Finland to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Pete Pokkinen, Special Advisor to the Minister and Mr. Pertti Korhonen, President and CEO, Outotec.


The meeting was also attended by Mr. Heba Fatani, Senior Executive Manager, Corporate Communications Department, Dr. Nahla Alanbar, Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman and Mr. Fahad Bin Saad Bin Nafel, Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman.


The meeting began as the Minister thanked Prince Alwaleed for giving him the opportunity to meet with him. The two touched upon the latest regional and international developments on the social and economic front, and the bi-lateral economic relations between their respective countries.


Furthermore, the Minister discussed investment opportunities in Finland and extended an invitation to HRH to visit the country. Moreover, Mr. Vapaavouri expressed his government’s desire to attract Prince’s investments to the country, and said that his government will strive to facilitate and overcome any difficulties or obstacles hindering the success of HRH’s investments.


The Prince’s investment in Finland is in the banking sector through Citigroup.