The Russian energy Ministry confirmed the fact of negotiations of the head of Department Alexander Novak, Minister of oil of Saudi Arabia Ali al-Nuaimi, reports TASS. According to the representative of the Ministry, quoted by the Agency, the talks were held on Tuesday, April 12.
“We confirm the fact of negotiations”, — said the representative office. The talks were held ahead of the meeting of the representatives of the countries-oil producers in the Qatari capital Doha, is scheduled for April 17.
The day before that Moscow and Riyadh were able to coordinate their positions on the issue of freezing of oil production, “Interfax” said a diplomatic source in Doha.
He noted that the parties managed to agree on a key question: Saudi Arabia will make a decision on freezing of production without taking into account the position of Iran, which has repeatedly opposed the freeze. Information about the agreement was confirmed by a source in the Russian delegation.