Russia’s Novak says Saudi Aramco could expand role in Russian energy

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak speaks during a joint press conference with Saudi Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud (not pictured) at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 19, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on Sunday said that work was continuing to expand Saudi Aramco’s role in Russian energy projects.

“Energy continues to play a key role in the cooperation between our countries, with significant potential in the creation of new technologies for oil production and enhanced oil recovery, the use of artificial intelligence and scientific cooperation,” the former Russian energy minister was cited as saying in a statement published during his visit to Saudi Arabia.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by David Goodman

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