Russia and Saudi Arabia have not started energy talks yet, and no negotiations between the countries’ leaders are scheduled for Friday, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently said that Russia and other oil exporters had to find a solution to mitigate the oil price drop.
“Nobody has mentioned any deals, even abstract ones, instead of OPEC+ yet. The energy markets, the oil markets were indeed discussed [by Putin] with Trump. Nobody is happy with this situation, as we have already said,” Peskov said, when asked if there was any question of a new deal instead of OPEC+.
He added that President Putin speaks to Energy Minister Alexander Novak every day.
“Novak is daily on the phone with Putin, they speak on the phone every day, this is the routine communication,” Peskov said.
The global oil market and the oil sector in Russia are among the most important topics in their discussions, the spokesman added.