Saudi King arrives in Russia for official visit

Thursday, Oct 05, 2017

Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday, the first official visit to Russia by a ruler of the Sunni state. His three-day trip is expected to focus on energy and the Syrian conflict.

Salman could be seen descending an escalator from his plane in Moscow's Vnukovo airport after landing around 1600GMT. The escalator however stopped midway, forcing the king to wait. He eventually walked down on to damp tarmac where he was met by Russian officials and a military brass band.

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