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Putin, Saudi prince: Oil supply cuts ensure stable energy market -Kremlin

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attend a meeting in Riyadh

MOSCOW (Reuters) -The Kremlin said on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin had spoken by phone with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and that recent agreements on supply cuts had ensured stability on global energy markets.

The global leaders in oil production, Saudi Arabia and Russia announced on Tuesday an extension of voluntary oil supply cuts to the end of the year, despite a rally in the oil market and analyst expectations of tight supply in the fourth quarter.

Russia will roll over its decision to reduce oil exports by 300,000 barrels per day, while Saudi Arabia will extend its voluntary oil output cut of 1 million bpd.

The Kremlin said the leaders had been highly satisfied with cooperation between their countries within the framework of the OPEC+ group of leading oil producers.

"It was noted that the agreements reached on reducing oil production, combined with voluntary commitments to limit the supply of the commodity, make it possible to ensure the stability of the global energy market," the Kremlin said in a readout of the call.

The Saudi state press agency SPA said later on Wednesday: "A number of issues of common interest were also discussed, including the recently held BRICS summit and the kingdom’s keenness to build economic partnerships and its aspiration for cooperation with BRICS countries."

(Writing by Felix Light, Vladimir Soldatkin and Moaz Abd-Alaziz; editing by Kevin Liffey and Mark Heinrich)