Russian President Vladimir Putin has given an interview to Al Arabiya ahead of his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia. The translated interview will be broadcast on Sunday, October 13, at 09:00 GMT.
Putin will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday for talks on oil and tensions between Riyadh and Tehran, exacerbated by the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure, the Kremlin said. Putin is expected to then visit the UAE on Tuesday.
Russia and Saudi Arabia will sign more than $2 billion of deals and discuss the OPEC+ oil output agreement, a senior official said on Thursday.
Putin’s planned visit to the Kingdom is his first since 2007. He is scheduled to meet with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Kremlin’s top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told journalists on Thursday.
Putin's subsequent visit to the UAE is taking place within the framework of the strategic partnership signed between the two countries in June of last year, according to the UAE state news agency WAM. The partnership aims to enhance cooperation and coordination in vital sectors.