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Russia is in negotiations with Saudi Arabia about possible delivery of solar panels to the Kingdom, says the news agency TASS. The news outlet quotes Russia's Energey Minister Alexander Novak who told journalists the option is on the table.

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Russia and Saudi Arabia signed a roadmap on some 30 projects. We agreed to have a separate meeting in February to check progress status on each of them," Novak said.

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According to foreign media, Saudi Arabia wants to develop solar and wind energy to cut domestic oil consumption because it relies heavily on oil exports for its budget revenue.