Putin had a telephone conversation with king of Saudi Arabia

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the Russian-Saudi talks. Archival photoPutin had a telephone conversation with king of Saudi Arabia© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, during a telephone conversation discussed the Syrian issues, energy cooperation and the situation around journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said the press service of the President of the Russian Federation.

A telephone conversation took place on the initiative of the Saudi side, said the press service.

«Discussed the issues of further development of multifaceted bilateral cooperation, including in the energy sphere…, the Leaders also exchanged views on the Syrian issue, the situation in the middle East as a whole. Also touched upon the situation around the «case of Jamal Khashoggi», — stated in the message.

Saudi journalist Jamal Casucci, who was a columnist for the American newspaper the Washington Post and 2017 were living in the United States, went missing in Turkey on 2 October after he entered the building of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. State media in Saudi Arabia on the night of Saturday, October 20, issued a message of the Prosecutor General of the country that, according to preliminary data, Casucci dead, and his death brought a quarrel with employees of the Consulate. In this case arrested the 18 people who questioned, the Saudi authorities seek to establish the truth and bring to justice all those responsible.