HANGZHOU /China/, September 4. /TASS/. Russia pays special attention to expanding of the diverse cooperation with Saudi Arabia, which is the biggest oil producer, and without which no major international problem could be settled, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with successor of the Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on sidelines of the G20 summit in China on Sunday.
"We are paying special attention to expanding of the diverse and mutually beneficial cooperation with Saudi Arabia," Putin said. "This is also true about our bilateral relations, meaning we are biggest oil producing countries."
"We believe, of course, no major issue in the region can be settled without Saudi Arabia," he said.
The Russian leader stressed it is very important for Russia to support ongoing contact with Saudi Arabia.