Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed Russian cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the international oil trade market within the OPEC+ format during a press conference alongside Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Abdel al-Jubeir, in Riyadh on Monday.

"We agreed to continue co-ordination in the international oil trade market within the OPEC+ format, which was built and now is functioning successfully thanks to the initiative acts provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Russia," he said.

Russia's top diplomat added that Moscow is going to continue to work under UN resolution number 2254 and "to help in starting the negotiation process that will be held by Syrians themselves and that will belong to the Syrians themselves."

His Saudi Arabian counterpart called on the "Arab brothers who are providing humanitarian supply to Syria to continue in its development."

Al-Jubeir added that Riyadh has not changed its mind on the decision to reopen the Saudi embassy in Damascus.

"As for Syria returning to the Arab League, it is a bit of a premature question. We need to work on this issue in the Arab League together with the other participants," he stated.

Lavrov started his working trip to the Middle East, which finishes on Thursday, in Doha on Monday.

Lavrov is currently on a working tour of the Middle East which is set to finish on Thursday. On Monday the Russian foreign minister met with the Emir of Qatar in Doha.

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