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Telephone conversation with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

September 7, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, at the Saudi side’s initiative.

In connection with Saudi Arabia’s G20 presidency, the two leaders discussed preparations for the upcoming meeting of the G20 heads of state and government in November 2020. They also discussed collective efforts to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the global economy and finance, including Vladimir Putin’s initiative to establish “green corridors” for the mutual supply of medicine, food, equipment and technology presented at the G20 extraordinary summit in March 2020. They paid particular attention to the prospects of joint production of the Russian vaccine to prevent further infection.

Both sides expressed their satisfaction with the implementation of the OPEC+ agreements that made it possible to generally stabilise the global energy markets. They agreed to continue closely cooperating in this area.

The parties touched on various aspects of bilateral cooperation, in particular, the implementation of the results of Vladimir Putin’s state visit to Riyadh last October. They reaffirmed their shared intention to expand ties in trade, the economy and investment.

September 7, 2020