The corresponding joint statement of the two countries was published on the Kremlin's website.

"With regard to defense and security issues, the parties agreed to strengthen defense cooperation in such a way that it is aimed at supporting and achieving the common interests of the two countries," the statement said.

In addition, Russia and Saudi Arabia reaffirmed their intention to further strengthen the current cooperation and coordination in the field of security.

Earlier, at a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Vladimir Putin said that no circumstances would prevent the development of friendly relations between the two countries.