Russia plans to expand cooperation with Saudi Arabia, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club on Thursday.
According to Putin, Moscow and Riyadh have no ideological contradictions that Saudi Arabia and the Soviet Union used to have.
“There is n othing that would fundamentally divide us from Saudi Arabia or other countries of the Middle Eastern region. I have good personal, almost friendly relations with many, almost all leaders of those states,” he said, adding that the latest visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to Moscow was historic.
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