For his part, Eng. Abdullah bin Saeed Al-Mubti, Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers, welcomed the French President, stressing that signing agreements on the sidelines of Hollande's visit confirmed joint will between the two countries to develop relations in all fields. Eng. Al-Mubti pointed out the volume of trade exchange which is reached to SR44 billion, highlighting that the Saudi side desires to encourage the Saudi companies investing in France to enhance and create job opportunities for Saudis. He also hailed the care and support provided by the political leaderships of the two countries and the great opportunities for investment in the Kingdom in light of giant budget of the Kingdom and the economical, political and financial stability. The meeting was attended by Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance; Dr. Mohammed Al-Jasser, Minister of Economy and Planning; French ambassador to the Kingdom Bertrand Besancenot and more than 400 Saudi and French businessmen and officials.