March 5, 2019 / 10:42 AM / 3 months ago

Saudi king meets Russian foreign minister in Riyadh

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference with Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir (not pictured) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Riyadh on Tuesday, footage on the Russian foreign ministry’s official Youtube channel showed.

Lavrov is on a tour of the Gulf, also expected to include the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. On Monday Lavrov held talks in Qatar with Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani.

Reporting by Maria Vasilyeva; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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