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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh upon his arrival from his historic trip to Russia. (SPA)

Moscow, Riyadh – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz returned to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, concluding a successful trip to Russia where he met President Vladimir Putin and senior officials.

He stressed the importance of the talks with the Russian president, sending him a cable on Sunday in which he thanked him for the warm reception.

“I leave your friendly country by offering my greatest gratitude for the reception the accompanying delegation and I received.”

“The joint talks we held confirm the determination to go ahead and bolster ties between our countries in all fields,” added King Salman.

It confirms a determination to continue coordination and consultations on issues of joint interest in a manner that serves the interest of both friendly nations and peoples and international security and peace, stressed the monarch in his cable.

He also hoped that the Russian people will witness continued prosperity and growth.

Talks between King Salman and Russian officials addressed bilateral ties and strengthening cooperation between Riyadh and Moscow.

The historic trip was crowned with the signing of agreements and Memorandums of Understanding worth billions of dollars. The deals cover the technology, military cooperation, space, trade, communication, investment and cultural sectors.