February 14, 2018 / 2:43 PM / in 6 months

Putin, Saudi king ready to expand oil market coordination: Kremlin

MOSCOW, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman “expressed readiness to expand fruitful coordination on world hydrocarbon markets” in a phone conversation they had on Wednesday, the Kremlin said in a statement.

The statement did not offer any details on what that expanded coordination could entail. Russia and Saudi Arabia are major players in a global pact on cutting oil output.

The two leaders also discussed Syria and defence sales, the statement said. It said the Saudi king had expressed his condolences to Putin regarding a plane crash at the weekend near Moscow that killed all 71 passengers and crew. (Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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