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Watch: Saudi king’s golden escalator gets stuck, Twitter jokes ‘poor guy had to walk’

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz brought an entourage of 1,500 people, a golden escalator and his own carpets on the four-day visit to Russia, according to a report.

world Updated: Oct 07, 2017 07:46 IST
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Saudi King deboarding from his private jet in Moscow.
Saudi King deboarding from his private jet in Moscow. (Video screengrab)

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz ‘s golden escalator stopped working when he was deboarding from his private jet in Moscow earlier this week.

A video circulating online showed the 81-year-old Saudi royal walking down the steps after the escalator halted.

Twitter users jokingly commented on the video, with one saying: “The poor guy had to walk.” Another user thought the incident was really a “royal reception”.

According to a Bloomberg report, the Gulf Kingdom leader brought an entourage of 1,500 people, a golden escalator and his own carpets on the four-day visit to Russia. A plane carrying supplies and food was flying between Riyadh and Moscow daily, and the Saudi government has booked two entire luxury hotels for their visit, the article read.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is on a landmark visit to Russia. President Vladimir Putin and the Saudi leader signed a slew of arms and energy deals on Thursday as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow.

The leaders of the world’s largest energy exporters discussed an extension of an OPEC agreement to cap oil output and oversaw the signing of deals which officials said were worth billions of dollars.

(With agency inputs)