Saudi Gazette report
Riyadh — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received Speaker of the Russian Federation Council (the parliament’s upper house) Valentina Matviyenko here on Sunday.
During the meeting they reviewed relations between the two countries and prospects of bilateral cooperation.
Earlier after a meeting with Speaker of the Shoura Council Abdullah Al-Asheikh, Matviyenko said Russia and Saudi Arabia share the aspiration for consolidation in fighting terrorism.
“We have more in common. We share the aspiration to fight and cooperate in the efforts to fight international terrorism,” she said.
“The ongoing contacts between ministries and authorities help us better coordinate in fighting terroris m,” she said.
Matviyenko arrived in Riyadh with a delegation on Saturday on a three-day visit.
Ahead of the visit she said that the Kingdom is a partner in combating terrorism, adding that cooperating with it guarantees security in the region.
She said that during her talks with Saudi partners, she will voice the importance of uniting efforts to fight terrorism, achieve regional stability and resolve conflicts.