His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met today in Riyadh with His Excellency the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov.
At the beginning of the meeting, His Highness the Crown Prince welcomed the Russian Foreign Minister on his current visit to the Kingdom, while His Excellency conveyed the greetings and appreciation of His Excellency President Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Highness the Crown Prince, who conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness To his Excellency.
During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, areas of joint cooperation and means of supporting and developing it in various fields.
During the meeting, developments in the regional and international situations were discussed and the efforts exerted towards them in order to enhance security and stability in them, in addition to discussing a number of issues of common concern.
The meeting was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy, His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the National Guard, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense, and His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency the Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Musaed bin Muhammad Al-Aiban.
On the Russian side, the Russian President’s envoy to the Middle East and North Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, and the Russian ambassador to the Kingdom, Sergei Kozlov, attended the meeting.