Russia’s Lavrov, Saudi FM Jubeir pledge counter-terrorism efforts

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) speaks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir during their meeting in Moscow on August 29, 2018. (AFP)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Wednesday, during a meeting with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, a koint projects between the two countries worth $2 bln.

Both diplomats held a press conference after their meetings where Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia “seeks to strengthen trade relations with Russia and coordinate with them politically”.

“We consult with Russia on the situation in Yemen and the efforts made by the UN envoy to Yemen,” Jubeir told reporters. “We also discussed the Syria situation with the Russian side and the need to implement UN Resolutions.

Lavrov also confirmed that Russia is coordinating with Riyadh regarding a potential visit by President Vladimir Putin to Saudi Arabia soon.

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