President Putin visits Saudi Arabia, allied with US for the first time in 12 years, Oct. 15 5:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Saudi Arabia, allied with the United States for the first time in 12 years, and was eager to expand Russia's influence in the Middle East.

President Putin visited Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and met with King Salman and Prince Muhammad one after another.

In a talk, President Putin said, “It is almost impossible to solve problems in the Middle East and other regions in the long run without Saudi Arabia,” he said. Showed.

In response, King Salman expressed hope for further cooperation with Russia, especially in the energy field, and the two leaders confirmed their policy of deepening cooperation in a wide range of fields.

In a subsequent meeting with Crown Prince Muhammad, he also exchanged opinions on security issues such as the situation in Syria and Yemen, which continues to be confusing.

President Putin has visited Saudi Arabia in alliance with the United States for the first time in 12 years, and it is pointed out that the Middle East policy of the Trump administration is straying. It is possible.

In addition, Saudi Arabia seems to want to strengthen its relationship with Russia, one of the world's leading oil producing countries, and maintain its influence in the international crude oil market.