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Russia ready to meet oil producers for talks on market situation

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing last month. Caracas has been pushing for an emergency Opec meeting with Russia to stem the tumble in oil price.


RUSSIA, the world's top oil producer, is ready to meet Opec (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and non-Opec oil producers to discuss the situation on the global oil markets if such a meeting was called, its energy minister said.

A separate meeting between