Putin accepts invitation to visit Saudi Arabia

October 5, 2017 15:19

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MOSCOW - Russia and Saudi Arabia will continue to work on stabilizing world oil markets, Saudi King Salman told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the first ever visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia on Thursday.

Salman, met by Putin in the Kremlin, said he was convinced that there were opportunities to diversify economic cooperation with Russia.

Saudi Arabia wants to establish an international center to fight terrorism under the aegis of the United Nations, Salman said. He also said he wanted to see an independent Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem.

Putin, at the start of talks, said he had accepted an invitation from the king to visit his country.

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