Telephone conversation with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud 2015-10-26 20:45:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on the Saudi side’s initiative. The leaders continued their exchange of views on issues concerning settlement of the Syrian crisis, taking into account the four-party talks on October 23 in Vienna with participation by the foreign ministers of Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Turkey, as well as subsequent contacts at various levels and in various formats. The heads of state also discussed the situation with the Middle East peace process. Both sides expressed concern over the continuing degradation in the situation between Israel and Palestine. The King of Saudi Arabia gave a high assessment of Russia’s traditionally active role in moving the peace process forward.