Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave a “optimistic evaluation” to their cooperation on the OPEC+ producers group to stabilize the world oil market, the Kremlin stated in assertion.
Saturday’s cellphone 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 quick assertion that the Crown Prince “obtained a cellphone name” from Putin however did not point out OPEC+ or power cooperation particularly.
“They mentioned bilateral relations that deliver the 2 nations collectively and methods to reinforce them in varied fields,” in response to the Saudi readout.
Bin Salman additionally “affirmed the Kingdom’s help for efforts that result in a political answer to the disaster in Ukraine and obtain safety and stability.”
Saudi Arabia and different main Persian Gulf oil producers have thus far resisted U.S. calls to extend output as costs have surged amid the disaster in Ukraine and considerations about potential 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 looking for “high-level” cooperation with Saudi Arabia in power, commerce and excessive expertise.
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