Putin to Saudi Crown Prince: Russia supports Kingdom hosting 2020 G20 summit

Putin tells Saudi Crown Prince Russia supports presidency of Saudi Arabia in 2020 G20. (File photo: AP)

Russia's President Vladimir Putin told Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman he is happy to discuss how the two countries will build “joint cooperation” on energy markets.

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55