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Saudi FM in Russia after Ukraine visit, talks mediation and energy ties

The Saudi Foreign Minister and his Russian counterpart discussed a range of topics including the Russia-Ukraine war, bilateral trade, oil market stability and the role of Syria during the Moscow meeting of senior officials on Thursday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) meets with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud in Moscow on March 9, 2023. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud traveled to Moscow on Thursday, where he met with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. The visit comes less than two weeks after his visit to Ukraine, and as Riyadh makes a bid to mediate the ongoing war between Moscow and Kyiv. 

Prince Faisal and Lavrov also discussed bilateral trade, oil market stability and a possible return of Syria's Bashar al-Assad to the Arab League. 

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