October 2, 2018 / 3:38 PM / in 17 days

Putin to meet Shell CEO in Moscow - Kremlin aide

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden in Moscow this week, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Tuesday.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin walks during a meeting of heads of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan September 28, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Ushakov said Putin and the Shell boss will discuss the Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) project on Russia’s Pacific coast, where Shell is a minority shareholder, and a plan to build an LNG plant on Russia’s Baltic coast. Shell and Russian gas giant Gazprom last year signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on the plant.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Christian Lowe; editing by Polina Devitt

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