Putin thanks Saudi King Salman over Russia OPEC+ role

FILE PHOTO: Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, state minister for Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry, left, listens as Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s energy and industry minister, speaks to reporters ahead of the 176th Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Monday, July 1, 2019. The OPEC+ alliance is poised to extend production cuts into 2020 as the world’s leading oil exporters fret about a weakening outlook for global demand growth and the relentless rise in output from America’s shale fields. Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

RIYADH (RAHNUMA): Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for the “active and joint cooperation” in OPEC+.

Putin said Russia and Saudi Arabia are actively cooperating in the alliance of the world’s largest oil exporters to ensure the stability of global energy markets, Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

Putin’s remarks were made during a ceremony to receive the credentials of foreign ambassadors.

Putin also said that Russia’s relations with the Kingdom are developing increasingly due to the agreements that came after his visit to Riyadh in October 2019.

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