Russia's Kremlin announced Monday King Salman of Saudi Arabia would visit Moscow Thursday.
Senior Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov was quoted by the TASS news agency as saying "We are awaiting the king's visit on Thursday." But he did not elaborate.
king Salman's visit comes to boost bilateral relations, particularly in economic aspects.
It is the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia.
Analysts told The Baghdad Post the visit would concentrate on the Syrian civil war where Saudi Arabia and Russia are backing different sides.