His comments contrasted with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak's remarks, made Friday in a Reuters report, that downplayed the potential for talks on a possible oil output freeze.
Oil prices rallied last month as speculation of a production freeze mounted ahead of a meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC members scheduled for the end of September. Brent crude gained more than 10 percent in August to $47.04 a barrel, while U.S. crude rose nearly 7.5 percent to $44.70 a barrel.
Skepticism of a deal to curb supply has increased recently, putting pressure on oil prices.
WTI was more than 1.5 percent higher at just below $44 a barrel early Friday morning, while Brent traded more than 2 percent higher above $46 a barrel.
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Correction: This story has been updated to reflect Putin's comments were from a Thursday interview and published Friday.