Saudi king invited to visit Russia

© AP Photo / Amr NabilИзображение the king of Saudi Arabia, crown Prince and Deputy crown Prince of country in the city of TAIF. April 2017Saudi king invited to visit Russia© AP Photo / Amr Nabil

The king of Saudi Arabia has received an invitation to visit Russia, the possible date of the visit is not yet known, told RIA Novosti the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

«I know that he received our invitation, it has been repeatedly confirmed, but the visit has not been agreed yet,» — said Ushakov told RIA Novosti in response to a question.

On Wednesday the TV channel «al Arabiya» reported that the Saudi king Salman replaced the crown Prince. Is Muhammad bin Nayef them is 31-year-old son of the king, the Minister of defence, Mohammad bin Salman. At the end of may he is still in the status of Deputy crown Prince visited Russia and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mohammed bin Salman said that Moscow and Riyadh are not contradictions in its policy is «very many points of mutual understanding between the two countries.»

Previously had a telephone conversation with President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the king of Saudi Arabia. As reported a press-service of the Kremlin, the parties discussed the situation around the Qatar, which, «unfortunately, not conducive to the consolidation of joint efforts towards a settlement in Syria and the fight against the terrorist threat.»

According to the press service, the sides discussed topical issues of Russian-Saudi relations in various fields, leaders voiced their determination to intensify bilateral cooperation and the parties agreed to continue contacts at various levels.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on 5 June severed diplomatic relations with Doha and stopped with Qatar every message, accusing him of supporting terrorism and interference in their internal Affairs. Later on the rupture of diplomatic relations also said the Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania. Jordan and Djibouti have reduced the level of its diplomatic missions in Qatar. Senegal, Niger and Chad announced the withdrawal of ambassadors.

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