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President Ramaphosa welcomes focus on price stabilisation of oil

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President Ramaphosa has welcomed the decision by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries to focus on price stabilization in their management of oil production.  
 
Rising oil prices contribute to higher fuel costs in South Africa, which exerts further pressure on small businesses, consumers and households. The burden is heavier for the working class and unbearable for the poor. 
 
During recent wide raging bi-lateral talks held in Jeddah, HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud briefed President Ramaphosa about a number of economic initiatives the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is embarking on including the intentions of the Kingdom to ensure oil price stability. 
 
President Ramaphosa appreciated the development as a measure that could provide relief to South Africa’s pressured economy.   
 
 
Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya - Spokesperson to the President – 082 835 6315
 
Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria