Russia praises U.S. for taking some of Mexico's oil output cut: Ifx

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that by taking some of Mexico’s share of oil output cuts, as part of a global deal, the United States took care of the market, it was not an act of charity, Interfax reported.

Mexico had balked at a demand by the OPEC+, group of oil producing countries, to cut output by 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) as part of the global deal to help to support the oil market, which has been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis.

Mexico had instead offered to cut 100,000 bpd and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed last week that the United States would help to make up some of the rest of the output cut.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin. Editing by Jane Merriman