Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman stressed the importance of further coordinating their actions on the energy markets، SPA said on Tuesday.
In a telephone conversation on Tuesday، the two sides reviewed the distinguished relations between the two countries and the opportunities to develop it، in addition to the addressing the latest developments in the region and the efforts exerted to solve them.
The talks also tackled the cooperation to combat extremism and war against terrorism to achieve security and stability in the region.
Putin had previously said he planned to talk to US counterpart Donald Trump on the telephone on Tuesday after the unannounced meeting with Assad in Sochi.
Putin said he intended to “hold consultations” with the leaders of other countries.
Assad visited Sochi in Russia on Monday to meet with Putin، the Kremlin announced on Tuesday. Russian state TV said the two leaders held bilateral talks on Monday and then met with Russian military chiefs.
It was the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin in the course of the country’s six-year civil war.
The first was in October 2015، shortly after Russia launched its military campaign in Syria to shore up Assad’s forces. The Russian intervention has turned the war in favor of Assad.