The Mariinsky Orchestra concert in Dahran
On June 16-17, 2018 The Mariinsky Orchestra headed by Valeriy Gergiev performed its first concerts in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture. Within the framework of the event, a senior delegation of Russian officials visited Saudi Arabia with H.E. Mrs. Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of The Russian Federation, at its head. Among the officials were also H.E. Mr. Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, and Mr. Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
During the press conference held ahead of the concert, in which H.E. Khalid Al-Faleh, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and H.E. Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, Minister of Information, also took part, the importance of bilateral cultural ties development was highlighted.