Telephone conversation with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia 2017-04-04 15:55:00 At Saudi Arabia’s initiative, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The King of Saudi Arabia condemned the barbaric terrorist attack in St Petersburg and expressed his sincere condolences to the President of Russia and the entire nation. The heads of state confirmed the significance of intensifying international efforts against terrorism. Both parties stressed their interest in increasing Russian-Saudi Arabian cooperation in politics, trade and the economy. They discussed upcoming contacts at various levels. Vladimir Putin confirmed his invitation for King Salman to visit Russia.