Russia, Iran Discuss Cooperation in Moscow : Russian energy minister Alexander Novak discussed bilateral and OPEC+ cooperation with Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh in Moscow, according to a statement released by the Russian Energy Ministry late Monday.

Russia, Iran Discuss Cooperation in Moscow“The ministers discussed bilateral energy cooperation between Russia and Iran, the situation on the international oil market and the possibility of further regulation of output within the framework of the OPEC+ agreement,” the statement said, S&P Global Platts reported.

Novak noted the fact that Russia and Iran are in constant contact enables strengthening cooperation between the two countries across the whole spectrum of trade and economic relations, including energy, the statement said.

The two ministers also discussed meeting growing energy demand around the world and preventing the market from overheating.

“Having increased production by 1 million bpd through joint efforts, we hope to stabilize the market and show that we are responsible players, who take care to create stable and predictable rules of the game in the oil sector in the interests of all — producers, consumers and investors,” Novak said according to the statement. Source: Financial Tribune

Alexander Valentinovich Novak is a Russian politician, and the current Minister of Energy of Russia. Since July 2010 he is a member of United Aircraft Corporation Board of Directors. In 2004 he was distinguished by the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai. In 2006 he was rewarded with the medal “For Distinguished Service in Organizing the All-Russia Agricultural Census 2006” of the Russian Federal Statistics Service.