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Russia's Putin to visit Saudi Arabia in October, says Falih

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Russian President Putin and Saudi Arabia's King Salman attend a welcoming ceremony ahead of their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow. File photo/ Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia, a traditional US ally in the Middle East, in October this year, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.

Falih, who was in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, said Saudi companies were considering taking part in a methanol plant project in Russia's east, the Interfax news agency reported.

Reuters