Putin’s visit to Riyadh, not up to expectations?

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Riyadh yesterday (14/10/19) to hold talks with Saudi King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammad.

He co-chaired with Crown Prince Mohammad the inaugural meeting of the Saudi-Russian Economic Committee.

His visit resulted in signing twenty agreements between Saudi Arabia and Russia covering the energy, oil, health and tourism sectors.

How the visit was assessed from the Saudi side as from the Russian side?

Was Putin’s visit up to expectations?

What issues his talks with Saudi officials covered?

What about arms talks?

What proposals President Putin made to settle the Yemen conflict, Iran crisis and Gulf security?

These key questions and more are answered in the following 770-word report.

[Fully reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 26/42 – October 18, 2019]

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