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King Salman discusses Syria situation, oil market stability with Vladimir Putin

Saudi Arabia's King Salman held a telephone conversation with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. (SPA)
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's King Salman "expressed readiness to expand fruitful coordination on world hydrocarbon markets" in a phone conversation they had on Wednesday, the Kremlin said in a statement.
The statement did not offer any details on what that expanded coordination could entail.
Russia and Saudi Arabia are major players in a global pact on cutting oil output.
The two leaders also discussed Syria and defence sales, the statement said.
It said the Saudi king had expressed his condolences to Putin regarding a plane crash at the weekend near Moscow that killed all 71 passengers and crew.