Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Alvaro Silva Calderon arrives in Moscow Monday on a one-day visit on the invitation of Russian Energy Minister Igor Yusufov. On Tuesday, August 6, the sides will hold talks on the issues of preventing a fall in the world oil prices.
The Russian Energy Ministry reported that there is a certain difference in the setting of a fair price of crude oil.
OPEC adheres to the stance that the price of Russian or OPEC oil should be equal to USD 22-28 per barrel or even USD 30. Russia, on her part, deems it optimal to set the price corridor at USD 22-25 per barrel.
Russia has left the list of 33 largest holders of US government bonds, after the country disposed of at least a third of remaining bonds