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Russia happy to discuss energy cooperation with Saudi Arabia - Putin

Russia happy to discuss energy cooperation with Saudi Arabia - Putin
Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019. Yuri Kadobnov/Pool via REUTERS -
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OSAKA (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday he was happy to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the energy market.

Speaking days before a meeting of OPEC members and non-OPEC states in early July, Putin said he was grateful for an invitation from King Salman to visit Saudi Arabia in the autumn.

Putin also said Russia supported the presidency of Saudi Arabia of the G20 nations in 2020.

(Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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