“One of our main advantages is that we never play double-game in business. We openly declare our position and are always honest with our partners, “Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said in Moscow at the 2017 Russian Energy Week.
According to the head of the Kremlin, when it comes to business, Russia is more reliable than other countries. “This explains the attractiveness of Russia for foreign partners,” he said.
Vladimir Putin also answered a question regarding the visit of King Salman of Saudi Arabia to Moscow. When a journalist hinted that Riyadh, an unquestionable ally of Washington, could possibly “use” Moscow, Vladimir Putin refuted this possibility.
“Our international partners conduct their own foreign policy independently and this is quite natural. When we establish relations with one or the other State, we take this into consideration. And that does not prevent us from developing relations with them, “he said.
Vladimir Putin, responding to a question from Bloomberg magazine, said that the Saudi-US Alliance would not prevent Russia from opposing Riyadh. “Nothing is permanent in the world. Everything changes, “said the Russian president.
Vladimir Putin will meet King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Moscow on 5 October. The two leaders are expected to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil production in producing countries (OPEC).
After the meeting, Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to announce the creation of two $ 2 billion (€ 1.7 billion) investment in technology and energy investment.