December 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM / a year ago

Putin, Saudi king agree to continue cooperation to keep oil prices stable

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Thursday during which they agreed to continue close cooperation to ensure stability on global hydrocarbon markets, the Kremlin said in a statement.

During the call, the Saudi leader voiced his concern about a missile attack on Riyadh by a Yemen-based rebel group on Dec. 19. The Kremlin said that Putin had condemned the attack and spoken of the need for a thorough investigation into it.

The two men had also stressed the need for more active efforts to be made to achieve a political settlement in Syria, the Kremlin said.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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