XIAMEN, China, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that he had met the heads of industrial conglomerate Sistema and the Kremlin-controlled energy company Rosneft, expressing hope that both could reach an out-of-court settlement.
"I have listened to the position of both (heads)... I'm counting on them to reach a peaceful agreement," Putin told reporters.
A Russian court ruled Aug. 23 that Sistema should pay more than 136 billion roubles ($2.35 billion) to Rosneft in a dispute over oil producer Bashneft.
$1 = 57.8300 roubles Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Louise Heavens