Kremlin reveals topics discussed by Putin and Saudi king

Kremlin reveals topics discussed by Putin and Saudi king

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud discussed cooperation under the OPEC+ format during recent phone talks, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"On the whole, the issue of interaction within OPEC+ appeared yesterday during a telephone conversation between President Putin and the king of Saudi Arabia," RIA Novosti cited Peskov as saying.

Russia "is ready to cooperate in this format," the Kremlin spokesman noted.

He added that Russia may be represented at an OPEC meeting in February if it is held.

“Of course, if such meetings are held, Russia at some level may well be represented, like it was before,” he said.

A source said earlier that OPEC+ states decided to hold a meeting of the technical monitoring committee on February 4-5, ahead of schedule, to discuss the situation with coronavirus and its impact on the oil market and are also considering moving the day of ministerial meetings from March 5–6 to an earlier date, but there is no final decision yet.

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