Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud agree during a meeting that fighting terrorism shoud be priority in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. Continue reading
Russia and Saudi Arabia hailed their growing partnership in oil markets and dialogue on Syria Tuesday, in a departure from past hostilities between the top global producers and major players in the Middle East.
Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with Saudi State Minister of Persian-Arab Gulf Affairs Samer Al-Sabhan, Kazinform correspondent reports citing Akorda.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir discussed Syria’s future with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Wednesday after which he said Riyadh still believed there was no political future for President Bashar al-Assad.
Russia and Saudi Arabia may coordinate bilateral efforts in a bid to help resolve the Syrian crisis, Muhammed al-Zalfa, a former member of Saudi Arabia’s Consultative Assembly said.
The Russian leaders pin hopes on the Arab summit, to be hosted by Jordan on March 29, to reach a political settlement to the conflict in Syria, political observers believe.
A senior Syrian politician underlined that Saudi Arabia supports those sides which oppose the political settlement of the crisis in Syria, and added that the recent suicide attacks in Damascus are one of the alternatives used by supporters of terrorism.