Russia, Saudi Arabia cement new friendship with king's visit

Russia, Saudi Arabia cement new friendship with king's visitBy Vladimir Soldatkin and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for talks at the Kremlin on Thursday, cementing a relationship that is pivotal for world oil prices and could decide the outcome of the conflict in Syria. King Salman, the first sitting Saudi monarch ever to visit Russia, led a delegation to Moscow that agreed joint investment deals worth several billion dollars, providing much-needed investment for a Russian economy battered by low oil prices and Western sanctions.



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