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Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, has described the visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to the Russian Federation, the first by a Saudi monarch, as historic by all standards, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

King Salman may also seek assurances from Moscow that Iran will not have a permanent role in Syria.

Saudi Aramco, along with the Saudi Public Investment Fund and the Russian Direct Investment Fund, signed an MoU for investment in energy services and manufacturing.

The Saudi King's four-day trip marks a huge turnaround in ties between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, two countries that have repeatedly come at odds over the conflict in Syria.

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Analysts say Salman's trip to Moscow is the clearest sign yet that Russia's strategy in the Middle East, including its high-risk show of military power in Syria, has paid off.

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview broadcast on October 2 that the planned $1-billion fund to invest in energy projects was part of efforts to strengthen cooperation in oil, gas, electricity, renewable energy and other projects.

"We warmly welcome King Salman and we hope that his visit would contribute to strengthening economic, political, cultural and religious relations between our countries", he stated.

Oil prices steadied on Thursday on expectations that Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation would extend production cuts, although record USA exports and the return of supply from a Libyan oilfield dragged on the market.

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"We aim to strengthen our relations in the interests of peace and security, in the interests of developing the world economy", the Saudi king responded, according to AFP news agency.

Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said Saudi Arabia was "flexible" regarding Moscow's suggestion to extend the pact until the end of next year.

"Minister of energy, industry and mineral resources of Saudi Arabia has already been to Moscow and St. Petersburg several times, he already had talks with around ten leading Russian energy companies and they already have certain developments, projects, plans for cooperation", he said. He also referred to a 2015 deal when the Public Investment Fund (PIF) agreed to invest $10 billion in Russian Federation.

More sanctions were the road to nowhere, Putin told the same forum, saying around 40,000 North Korean citizens were now working in Russian Federation.

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According to Russia's foreign ministry, acting USA mission head Anthony Godfrey was handed a "note of protest over the intention of the American authorities to conduct a search". The visit of 100 business man is planned to make 25 agreements in different areas, while King Salman is expected to sign a $3.5 billion weapons purchase agreement.

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