Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for talks in Moscow on Thursday in the first official visit of a Saudi monarch to Russia.
At the Kremlin’s opulent St Andrew’s Hall, Putin in televised remarks hailed the king’s visit as a ‘landmark’ event.
Salman in his reply called Russia a ‘friendly nation’ and said his country is committed to strengthen ties ‘in the interests of peace and security’.
They agreed a number of joint ventures and it was revealed trade volume between the coutnries reached more than £2billion in trade last year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman attend a welcoming ceremony ahead of their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow today
King Salman sits in front of a Saudi flag and Vladimir Putin sits in front of a Russian one under a huge, gold clock as they exchange pleasantries
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