HRD Antwerp signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation under which the former will soon be establishing an HRD Antwerp diamond grading lab in Moscow.
The MoU was signed by the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Aleksey Vladimirovich Moiseev and Ari Epstein, President of the Board of Directors of HRD Antwerp in the presence of Ludo Van Campenhout, Antwerp Alderman for Diamonds.
The Russian minister was visiting Antwerp in connection with the KP Intersessional taking place this week.
HRD said that the signing of this landmark MoU is an important step forward in the process of opening the first HRD Antwerp laboratory in the Russian Federation. Ari Epstein, President of the Board of Directors of HRD Antwerp, emphasized the importance of Russia as the world’s largest producer of rough diamonds, and as an industry leader when it comes to transparency in the value chain. “This collaboration will further enhance confidence in the diamond and jewellery market in Russia and worldwide”, said Epstein.
Pic courtesy: Signing the MoU in Antwerp
Pic courtesy: HRD / Diamonds & Antwerp
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