Energy Issues Pipeline Projects Developments - The Best from Greece
Posted on: 18/Nov/2009
Greece solidly supports the promotion of two pipeline projects, Burgas-Alexandroupolis and South Stream, along with a timely updating of an agreement with Russia for the supply of natural gas, as the current one ends in 2016, to cover increasing domestic needs, a relevant deputy minister said on Monday.
Environment, energy and climate change deputy minister Yiannis Maniatis made the statements following a meeting with Russian Amb. Vladimir I. Chkhikvishvili.
The minister said the two countries agreed to re-launch a joint working group to deal with the promotion of all issues related with a bilateral agreement. Maniatis added government ministers were expected soon to sign and to table to parliament a draft law covering environmental and issues related with the use of land. The Russian ambassador said his country was ready to begin the project as planned an in direct coordination between the governments of Russia, Bulgaria and Greece.
The Russia side briefed the Greek deputy minister over developments in the South Stream project.
Maniatis later met with British Amb. David Landsman and discussed energy issues.
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