"The leaders exchanged views on the Syrian crisis settlement and the current state of affairs in the Middle East region as a whole," the Kremlin press service said in a statement, adding that the situation around the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was also on the discussion agenda.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud confirmed that Riyadh had invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Saudi Arabia. According to the statement, the sides thoroughly discussed the issues of further development of multi-sided bilateral cooperation, including in the energy sector.
Meanwhile, the governmental Saudi Press Agency reported that King Salman briefed Putin, during their phone talks, on the investigative measures taken to uncover all the circumstances of Khashoggi's murder and also on the effort that the Saudi government was making toward bringing those responsible to justice.
Earlier this month, the Russian president addressed the case, stating that Moscow needed more information on the investigation into Khashoggi's death to make a decision on the issue.