Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih attends a meeting of the 4th OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee in St. Petersburg, Russia July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
August 24, 2017
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and China plan to establish and operate jointly a $20 billion investment fund, sharing costs and profits on a 50:50 basis, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told Reuters on Thursday.
Falih was speaking on the sidelines of an economic conference of senior officials and businessmen from the two countries.
He said that in addition to the fund, he expected 11 business agreements worth about $20 billion to be signed between the two sides on Thursday. He did not give details.
(Reporting by Reem Shamseddine and Katie Paul; Writing by Andrew Torchia)