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MOSCOW, December 6./TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro had a telephone conversation on Tuesday to discuss strategic cooperation, the Kremlin press service reports, saying the phone call was initiated by Venezuela.
The presidents "discussed topical issues of the development of Russian-Venezuelan strategic cooperation, including the implementation of joint projects in the trade-economic, energy and other spheres," the press service said.
The two leaders also exchanged opinions on the situation on the global oil market within the context of an agreement to cut production coordinated within the framework of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and the upcoming meeting of the energy ministers of the OPEC countries and other leading oil-producing states, due in Vienna on December 10, the press service said.