Putin and Saudi crown prince discuss OPEC+ cooperation to maintain price stability
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone call with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Monday to discuss cooperation within the OPEC+ group of oil-producing countries in order to maintain oil price stability, the Kremlin said in a statement
Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies led by Russia, known collectively as OPEC+, are due to hold a virtual meeting at 1100 GMT on February 1.
The panel called the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) can call for a full OPEC+ meeting if warranted.
The JMMC had been due to follow a meeting of the OPEC+ joint technical committee (JTC) on Jauary. 31. This has now been cancelled, three OPEC+ sources told Reuters on Monday.
The JTC advises the JMMC and the overall OPEC+ ministerial meeting on market fundamentals.