Saudi King Salman to visit Russia on Thursday: Kremlin

MOSCOW: King Salman of Saudi Arabia will visit Russia on Thursday, senior Kremlin helper Yury Ushakov was cited by the TASS news organization as saying.

“We are anticipating the ruler’s visit on Thursday,” Ushakov said Monday, without explaining. The visit comes a month prior to individuals from the OPEC oil cartel, of which Saudi Arabia is the greatest maker, are because of meet with alternate countries that have gone along with them in cutting unrefined yield, including Russia, to examine expanding the agreement that has helped prop up costs.

OPEC and its partners concurred from the earliest starting point of 2017 to cut their creation by around 1.8 million barrels for each day for a half year. It was in this manner stretched out through March 2018. The agreement has decreased the overabundance of unrefined supplies available and the cost to move to around $55 per barrel right now. Saudi Arabia and Russia are intensely subject to oil sends out and the dive of the cost of unrefined that started in 2014 lashed both of their economies.

While Russia and Saudi Arabia are currently partners on the worldwide oil showcase, they are on the inverse sides in the Syria struggle. Moscow underpins the administration of President Bashar al-Assad while Riyadh bolsters the restriction. No less than 3,000 individuals including 955 regular citizens were killed in September, the deadliest month of the contention this year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights screen said on Sunday.