Saudi Crown Prince starts Russia visit
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud on Tuesday started his official visit in Russia. In Moscow, the Saudi leader is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the idea of Russia's admission to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).
A source in the Russian presidential administration has told RIA-Novosti that this visit "will give a powerful impetus to the development of Russia's relations with international Islamic organizations, including the highly respected OIC." The Russian president voiced the initiative during the August meeting in Kuala Lumpur with Abdullah Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia.
In addition, Putin and Prince Abdullah will exchange views on the post-war restructuring of Iraq.
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