Saudi Arabia will start buying military equipment from Russia

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Russia, Saudi Arabia Cement New Friendship with King's Visit

By Vladimir Soldatkin and Katya Golubkova
Reuters
Thursday, October 5, 2017

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Saudi Arabia's King Salman for talks at the Kremlin today, cementing a relationship that is pivotal for world oil prices and could decide the outcome of the conflict in Syria.

King Salman, the first sitting Saudi monarch ever to visit Russia, led a delegation to Moscow that agreed joint investment deals worth several billion dollars, providing much-needed investment for a Russian economy battered by low oil prices and Western sanctions.

Saudi Arabia said it had signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase from Russia of S-400 air defense systems. That marked a shift for the kingdom, which buys most of its military kit from the United States and Britain. ...

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