Saudi Arabia and Russia strike multiple agreements for future cooperation from oil to military agendas

06/23/2015 - 00:00

In Riyadh, there’s a new king in town, and he is a very different man than his brother before him. After shaking up the government and replacing the chief executives of Saudi Arabia’s two biggest corporate behemoths (SABIC & Saudi Aramco), his new majesty seems to have the right people in place to carry out what appears to be an entirely new set of policies.

Case in point was this past Thursday’s meeting in St. Petersburg where President Putin received the Deputy Crown Prince and Saudi Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman (a son of the current King Salman), along with Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and the all-powerful Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi.