MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russia –
Source: President of Russia – Kremlin
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia will take part in the opening ceremony of the World Cup.< >* * *< >V.Putin: Your Highness! Dear colleagues! Friends!< >Let me greet you in the Kremlin.< >At the beginning of the meeting, I want to congratulate you on the upcoming Uraza Bairam holiday, which, as you know, marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.< >Your Highness! We remember the visit of the King of Saudi Arabia Salman to Russia, to Moscow. I ask you to convey to him the best wishes. This gave a good impetus, an impulse in the development of our bilateral relations. They really develop effectively in the sphere of politics, in the sphere of economic interaction. We still have a lot to do in this area. But it is already clear now that our interaction is very effective and useful both for Saudi Arabia and for the Russian Federation.< >We are very glad to see you. Including in connection with the opening of the championship on football, due to the fact that our teams play on the opening day.< >You know how warm we are to you. But, I think, you will understand me: I can not wish success to your team today. (Laughter.) The strongest team wins. We stand for an honest, open, beautiful sport. In any case, we will admire with you the skill and play of our athletes.< >I am very glad to see you.< >Muhammad Ben Salman Al Saud (as translated): Your Excellency!< >I want to thank you for your hospitality. I also want to convey the warm greetings of the Guardian of the two shrines. And I want to say that the historic visit was successful and fruitful for both sides.< >In recent years, we have gone a very long way in developing bilateral relations. As you mentioned, in all areas: political, economic, industrial, oil. I think that this fruitful work was able to save us from the many dangers that lay in wait for us.< >I think that the whole world benefited from this cooperation, because the fluctuation in oil prices and other fluctuations that occur in this area, stabilization in this area could help to stabilize the entire world economy. The benefits we get, two countries, is the benefit of all the countries of the world that consume our energy. In recent years, we have seen this benefit. Undoubtedly, we are going to continue this cooperation and move on.< >We have today, there is a historic agreement on OPEC +. Opekovskie and neopekovskie states work together. And we very much hope that the first OPEC + summit will be held in our country, in Riyadh in your honor.< >As for today’s meeting of our teams – let the strongest win. No matter how the match is over, we will still be happy, because we achieve success in various areas thanks to our joint work. Even if we lose, we bring with us political, economic negotiating capital to our country. If we win, it will be a plus to our achievements.< >Thank you, Your Excellency.< >Vladimir Putin: I fully agree with your estimates. And we will continue working together on the most important direction for us.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation of Russian to English.