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Saudi Crown Prince Calls Vladimir Putin to Discuss Ukraine, Yemen, and OPEC+

During Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Ukraine, Yemen, and OPEC+.

During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the two leaders addressed not just the situation in Ukraine, but also the Yemen issue. According to the Kremlin, the two presidents also discussed the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) accord on oil reduction. They agreed on a number of global problems, including the situation in Ukraine and Yemen, according to the Kremlin.

Putin and bin Salman also addressed bilateral relations. They both expressed a wish for Russia and Saudi Arabia to form mutually beneficial partnerships in the future. According to the Kremlin's statement, they also gave a favourable assessment of collective collaboration within OPEC+ with the objective of ensuring global oil market stability.

Putin also wished the Saudi government and people a good Ramadan. Both sides agreed to stay in contact. On March 3, Putin and Saudi Arabia's crown prince spoke on the phone. In response to the Ukraine crisis, bin Salman indicated that the Kingdom supports actions that would lead to a political solution to the situation and establish security and stability in Ukraine.

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Meanwhile, Bin Salman spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, during which they addressed Ukraine. According to Chinese official media, Beijing is pursuing a "high-level" partnership with Saudi Arabia in energy, commerce, and high technology. According to CGTN, Chinese President Xi Jinping stated that China prioritizes the development of its relations with Saudi Arabia and is ready to collaborate with the kingdom to continue deepening their comprehensive strategic cooperation and delivering greater benefits to the people of the two countries.

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