Russian, Saudi leaders discuss cooperation over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 14, 2019. (PHOTO / SPUTNIK / AFP)

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Friday on expanding bilateral relations in trade, economic cooperation, investment and energy.

The leaders discussed several key topics, and expressed satisfaction with the level of coordination at the OPEC Plus mechanism aimed at ensuring the global oil market stability, the Kremlin said in a statement.

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During the conversation, which was "friendly, constructive and substantive," the two sides agreed to build up contacts in various areas of cooperation, the statement added. 

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