Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal visited Russia last week and held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The two sides discussed the numerous problems facing the region such as the war in Syria, the situations in Libya and Yemen, the Arab-Israeli escalation, and, of course, Iraq and the expansion of ISIS. The war on terrorism was on the bilateral agenda as well as intergovernmental cooperation, scientific cooperation and the importance of further developing the existing fair ties between the two countries.
For Russia the matter of oil prices is a vital one as despite all attempts at economic diversification the country is still very dependent on natural resources and banks on them as the locomotive for economic growth and enrichment.Maria Dubovikova
Russia wants diversification
Global interests and mutual respect should overcome “political jealousy” at this stage.Maria Dubovikova