Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone with Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, with the Saudi side initiating the conversation.
The parties discussed several key topics on the bilateral agenda, with an emphasis on further expanding mutually beneficial ties in trade, economic cooperation, investment and energy. They expressed satisfaction with the level of coordination at OPEC Plus aimed at ensuring the global oil market stability. Prospects for cooperation between Saudi Arabia and BRICS were also considered.
The two leaders exchanged views on various aspects of the developments in the Middle East in the context of the efforts Russia and Saudi Arabia are participating in to resolve regional crises.
Vladimir Putin wished all the best to the Saudi leaders and people on Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The conversation was friendly, constructive and substantive. With this in mind, the parties agreed to build up contacts in specific areas of cooperation.