Russia supports stance of Saudi crown prince; Kremlin says

Russia supports the stance of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on international relations; Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

“We paid attention to a rather detailed interview with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman; which he gave on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the launch of the comprehensive modernization program of the Kingdom; Vision 2030;” Peskov said.

“And we paid attention to his words also about Riyadh’s commitment to the central role of the United Nations in world affairs; as well as building international relations on the basis of the principles of equality; mutual respect; fair consideration of national interests and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs;” he added.

The spokesman also said that the Kremlin was ready to further promote bilateral relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia; including via the implementation of the agreements that were reached during Putin’s latest visit to Riyadh.

The Saudi crown prince gave a 90-minute TV interview in order to mark the fifth anniversary of the Kingdom’s ambitious development program and also discussed various topics.