By Arab News
President Vladimir Putin of Russia will meet with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ahead of the monarch’s visit to Russia, AFP reported on Friday.
During the meeting, the two leaders are set to discuss the ongoing Syrian conflict.
King Salman is currently in the Turkish city of Antalya, leading the Kingdom’s delegation at the G-20 summit.
Kremlin’s foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters Putin would be holding “many bilateral meetings” at the summit, which starts on Sunday, but an encounter with Obama was not on the agenda.
“But we cannot exclude the possibility that the presidents will interact within the summit’s framework.”
Putin will hold bilateral meetings with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Turkish President Recep Erdogan, IMF head Christine Lagarde and British Prime Minister David Cameron, Later this month, Putin will also travel to Iran, to attend an energy forum.