Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East.
The news comes as leaders from Arab allies the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan traveled this week to the Russian capital Moscow, after receiving an invitation from Putin.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the opening of the MAKs air show outside of Moscow (Photo courtesy of WAM)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with King Abdullah II of Jordan during their meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 25, 2015. (AP)