US and Saudi energy ministers set to meet in Washington

Khalid al-Falih, Minister of Energy. Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia speaks to journalists. (AP)

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet with Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, on Monday in Washington, a US government source said.

The meeting comes as the Trump administration encourages energy-producing countries to pump oil at high rates two months before it renews sanctions on Iran’s exports of crude.

Later in the week, Perry will meet in Moscow with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57