MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. The current situation in the Middle East and maintenance of the political dialogue between Moscow and Riyadh were in the focus of talks in Moscow between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and members of a visiting delegation from the Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia.
A delegation from the Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry is paying a visit to Moscow as part of their professional development training program.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, during the talks Bogdanov, who also holds the post of the Russian president’s special envoy for the Middle East and African countries, "explained Russia’s basic approaches regarding the developing situation in the Middle East and in North Africa."
Bogdanov "stressed the necessity of settling the ongoing conflicts in the region by political and diplomatic means, within the frames of the inclusive national dialogue and in strict compliance with the fundamental provisions of the international and the UN Charter."
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that both sides also discussed issues of relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia "which included the maintenance of the active political dialogue between Moscow and Riyadh, the development of mutually beneficial relations in the spheres of trade and economy, investments and other sectors."
"A common opinion was voiced that the further dynamic progress in these spheres complies with the interests of both countries and nations and serves the purpose of strengthening stability both in the regional and global dimensions," the ministry added.