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Kremlin Backs Saudi Crown Prince’s Stance on Global Relations

Kremlin Backs Saudi Crown Prince’s Stance on Global Relations

Saturday, 1 May, 2021 - 05:15
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Russia supports the stance of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on international relations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday in a statement carried by Russia’s state-owned Sputnik news agency.


Peskov reaffirmed that Moscow backs the recent statements made by the Crown Prince on building global relations according to principles of equality, mutual respect, fair consideration of national interests, and non-interference in the internal affairs of each other’s country.


“These statements deserve the highest praise,” stressed the spokesman, adding that his country “completely backs such an approach.”


“In light of what is happening in the world in terms of violations of international law, Moscow believes that this approach is fundamental and wonderful,” Peskov told reporters.


Time and time again, Russian sources confirmed that Moscow and Riyadh have near-identical views on non-interference in the internal affairs of other states as a policy and promoting equality in international relations.


“President Vladimir Putin is a convinced and consistent supporter of this attitude towards the main framework of international affairs,” Peskov said.


The spokesman also said that Russia is ready to encourage further the entire range of bilateral relations with the Kingdom, including via the implementation of the agreements that reached during Putin’s latest visit to Riyadh.


“Given our shared outlook, we are ready to expand our relations with Saudi Arabia, including the implementation of agreements reached during President Putin’s visit to Riyadh in October 2019,” noted Peskov.


Marking the fifth anniversary of the launch of the comprehensive modernization program in Saudi Arabia, dubbed “Vision 2030”, the Crown Prince had given a detailed 90-minute TV interview in which he discussed the development plan and various other topics.


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