Saudi-Russia cooperation will help oil market - deputy crown prince

Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, attends the G20 Summit, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia will bring benefits to the global oil market, Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday.

They met on the sideline of the G20 summit in eastern China.

Russia and Saudi Arabia, the world’s leading oil producers, are seeking ways to prop up a weak oil market.

Putin told reporters it was important for Russia to maintain a dialogue with Saudi Arabia.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Mark Potter