Russian president may hold a meeting on Wednesday with the head of ExxonMobil Darren Woods for a discussion on the possibility of cooperation, during the Russian Energy Week, the press secretary of Russia's president said, marking a rare business opportunity for Russia with a U.S. company amid the ongoing U.S. sanctions against the country.
“We hope that the president will be able to communicate separately with the head of ExxonMobil and the meeting will be about possible cooperations,” Dmitry Peskov said.
“There is no concrete plans. If it happens, it will be a brief meeting on the agenda of the forum. I do not think that there will be any substantive discussion,” Peskov said in response to a question of whether Putin and the head of ExxonMobil about will discuss the company's withdrawal from the joint projects with Rosneft as a result of the U.S. sanctions.
ExxonMobil had to withdraw from some joint projects with Rosneft in 2018, including developing Arctic oil and gas, after Trump administration imposed sanctions against Moscow for Crimea's annexation.
By Talha Yavuz