Saudi Arabia King Salman golden escalator Russia visit  

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud suffered an embarrassing arrival in Russia when his golden escalator broke down.

The King who rarely travels had a state visit to  Vladmir Putin and had his escalator broken down, the 81 year old Monarch was forced to walk down, the King who was on his first official visit of a Saudi monarch to Russia, King Salman met with President Vladimir Putin and signed a number of deals including arms and energy deals.

Putin was quoted as saying “This is the first visit by a Saudi Arabian monarch in the history of our relations and that in itself is a landmark event,”

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Russia

“I’m sure your visit will boost the ties between our countries.”

The Saudi king responded: “We aim to strengthen our relations in the interests of peace and security, in the interests of developing the world economy.”

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir added that “relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia have reached a historic moment”.