Russian companies are interested in producing oil and gas in Saudi Arabia, a source at the Russian Energy Ministry said adding that Energy Minister Igor Yusufov had discussed it with Naimi Ali Ibrahim, Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
Igor Yusufov said that Gazprom had taken interest in developing gas deposits. Saudi Arabia is now negotiating gas projects with leading foreign companies. Russia would like to strengthen its position in the country's market.
The ministry source said that the Stroitransgas JSC and Saudi Oger signed an agreement to establish a consortium to participate in the implementation of oil and gas projects in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East and African countries.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge