Russian govt backs sale of 19.5 pct Rosneft stake in 2015

MOSCOW, July 3 Thu Jul 3, 2014 7:32am EDT

MOSCOW, July 3 (Reuters) - The Russian government has backed the sale of a 19.5 percent stake in the state oil producer Rosneft next year, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters on Thursday.

The Russian government owns a 69.5 percent in Rosneft via Rosneftegaz, with almost 20 percent belonging to BP.

(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; writing by Katya Golubkova, Editng by Alexei Anishchuk)

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