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Saudi King Salman, Russian President Putin enjoy phone call

Filed on September 8, 2020
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The pair discussed a range of subjects of mutual interest on Monday.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, on Monday made a phone call to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During the call, they discussed the work of the G20 presided over by Saudi Arabia this year, the efforts made within its meetings to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 pandemic and the return to normal life, according to the Saudi Press Agency (Spa).

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The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed to the President Saudi Arabia's keenness to strengthen bilateral relations with Russia and satisfaction over increasing trade exchange between the two countries, stressing the constructive role of Russia in the Opec+ deal to achieve stability and balance of the oil market.

For his part, President Putin praised Saudi Arabia's efforts during its presidency of the G20, expressing his happiness with the development of relations between the two countries and the fruitful cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the field of energy.

He also touched on the ongoing communication between the two countries about the Covid-19 vaccine Russia has developed.

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