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| 14 June, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince tells Putin kingdom wants to keep working with Russia

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Russian President that Saudi Arabia wants to continue cooperation with Russia on global oil markets

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2017.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2017.

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MOSCOW- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Saudi Arabia wants to continue cooperation with Russia on global oil markets, adding that this cooperation was beneficial for the whole world.

Putin told the prince at their meeting in Moscow that he was happy to see him at the opening of the soccer World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday with a match between the Russian and Saudi Arabian national teams.

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(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk Writing by Maria Tsvetkova Editing by Gareth Jones) ((maria.tsvetkova@thomsonreuters.com; +7 495 775 1242;))