MOSCOW, October 21. The Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed by phone with the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud the issues of Syria and the visit of President of Syria Bashar al-Assad in the Russian Federation. This was reported by press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“In a telephone conversation with king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, Putin continued the discussion of the Syrian subjects”, – he said. “The Russian head of state briefed the monarch on the outcome of the recent visit to Russia of President Bashar al-Assad,” added the spokesman.