Maduro met Bensalah to discuss oil policies, the Venezuelan government said.
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited fellow OPEC member Algeria Monday for talks after announcing Caracas would sell crude oil in non-dollar currencies in a bid to resist United States sanctions. Maduro arrived late Sunday in the North African country and met Senate speaker Abdel-Kader Bensalah Monday to discuss oil policies, the Venezuelan government said.The Algerian presidency said Maduro and his hosts were to review the situation on world oil markets.Both Algeria and Venezuela are members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel, and have been hard-hit by low oil prices following a market slump in 2014 .
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