Putin and Saudi Arabia's king discuss bilateral ties, Palestinian-Israeli settlement

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli settlement process, especially in light of recent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the Kremlin press service reported on Sept.17.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli settlement process, especially in light of recent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the Kremlin press service reported on Sept.17.

"Putin once again offered his condolences to the King of Saudi Arabia over the September 11 tragedy at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, which entailed a heavy death toll," the press service said.

"The parties discussed issues concerning the Palestinian-Israeli settlement process, including in light of the mass clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the Temple Mount," it said.

The leaders also reiterated their mutual commitment to further promoting cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia in key areas and agreed to maintain regular bilateral contacts at different levels.

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