Vladimir Putin met with Crown Prince and Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Your Highness, we started discussing some issues of mutual interest yesterday.
I am glad to have this opportunity to speak in a regular working mode about our bilateral issues, matters of mutual interest in the region and in international affairs.
First of all, I would like to say that Saudi Arabia assuming the G20 presidency at the end of the year is certain to contribute to solving priority issues of international relations that the G20 deals with.
On our part we will do everything we can to support your presidency.
I would like to ask you to pass on my gratitude to his Majesty the King for his invitation to visit Saudi Arabia. I hope this visit will take place this autumn, as agreed.
I am also glad to have a chance to share my considerations with you on how we are going to build up our work in the global energy markets. This work has been developing and yielding positive results largely thanks to you persistent efforts.
I am glad to have this meeting and a chance to speak with you on all the issues and on all the problems.
Crown Prince and Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud (retranslated): Thank you very much, Mr President.
I would like to relate a greeting from the Custodian of the Two Holy MosquesKing Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. We would like to say that we always welcome your visit.
In recent years we have seen dynamic development in our bilateral relations in the political area and also in the economy, defence, culture and security.
I think the more often we meet, the more opportunities we will find for further progress.
Praise be to Allah, we have mutual trust. We will continue working for the benefit of our bilateral relations.