Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave a “constructive evaluation” to their cooperation on the OPEC+ producers group to stabilize the world oil market, the Kremlin stated in assertion.
Saturday’s telephone dialog, the leaders’ second since Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, got here on the initiative of Saudi Arabia, the Kremlin stated.
The 2 additionally mentioned the crises in Ukraine and Yemen, the Kremlin stated, with out offering particulars. Saudi Arabia stated in a short assertion that the Crown Prince “obtained a telephone name” from Putin however did not point out OPEC+ or vitality cooperation particularly.
“They mentioned bilateral relations that carry the 2 international locations collectively and methods to boost them in numerous fields,” in response to the Saudi readout.
Bin Salman additionally “affirmed the Kingdom’s assist for efforts that result in a political resolution to the disaster in Ukraine and obtain safety and stability.”
Saudi Arabia and different main Persian Gulf oil producers have up to now resisted U.S. calls to extend output as costs have surged amid the disaster in Ukraine and issues about doable sanctions on Russian exports.
Putin’s final publicly introduced dialog with the Saudi Crown Prince was on March 3, in response to the Kremlin.
Bin Salman on Friday spoke with Chinese language President Xi Jinping and likewise mentioned Ukraine, in response to Chinese language state tv, which stated Beijing is in search of “high-level” cooperation with Saudi Arabia in vitality, commerce and excessive know-how.
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