Vienna, Dec. 7 -- The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would "seriously consider" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's views on lowering global crude oil prices, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday.

Upon his arrival in Vienna for the crucial meet, which seeks to stabilise the global price of crude oil, Al-Falih underscored that Prime Minister Modi cares for Indian consumers and raised the issue during the recently-concluded G20 summit in Argentina.

"We would take the views of Prime Minister Modi's seriously. Privately, he made those points in Buenos Aires (during the G20 summit) to us (Saudi Arabia), that he cares for the Indian consumers. I have seen him several times at energy events in India, where ...