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BALI, Indonesia, November 19 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia plans to expand supplies of hydrocarbons to South-East Asian countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said speaking at the East-Asian summit on Saturday.
According to the minister, Russia comes out in favor of continuing cooperation in the East-Asian region in priority directions of industry. "We plan to expand supplies of hydrocarbons to East-Asian countries to strengthen energy security and ensure a stable economic growth in the region."
"We are inclined to cooperate in developing traditional and untraditional sources of energy, creating an infrastructure for oil refining and production of liquefied gas and raising energy effectiveness,” Lavrov said. “Russia already has positive experience of such cooperation with a number of East-Asian states. We are also ready to use it in relations with other partners on the mutually advantageous basis.”