Thursday, September 11, 2008
Russia Seeks 'Regular Dialogue' with OPEC
September 10, 2008 - AFX News - Russia wants to hold a regular dialogue with OPEC and has invited representatives from the producer group to Moscow for a meeting in October, Russia's energy ministry said on Wednesday. OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri said in Vienna on Wednesday that he planned to visit Moscow in October. "Russia is proposing to hold a regular dialogue with OPEC. The Russian delegation has sent a draft memorandum (on cooperation) to OPEC's Secretary General," the energy ministry said in a statement. "Russia is proposing to hold another meeting with OPEC's representatives in October in Moscow." Russia regularly attends OPEC meetings as an observer.