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Russian energy minister, EU energy commissioner to hold talks later in October

October 11, 2016, 19:09 UTC+3
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ISTANBUL, October 11. /TASS/. Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak will hold his next meeting with the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic at the end of October in Moscow.

"The next meeting will take place closer to the end of October," Novak said Tuesday, adding that it will be held in Moscow.

Also, Novak said, the talks will focus on the OPAL gas pipeline. "The work (on the project - TASS) is being finalized now within the framework of the European Commission on signing of the relevant agreement, which has been staying within the EC for several years already," he said.

As was reported earlier Novak had met Maros Sefcovic to discuss the potential revival of the energy dialogue between Russia and the European Union (EU). The meeting focused on a wide range of issues related to cooperation between Russia and the EU in the energy sector, as well as diversification of Russian gas supply routes to Europe. Also, the sides touched upon the issues related to use of OPEL gas pipeline, implementation of Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream projects as well as gas supplies to Ukraine and gas transit through the country’s territory.

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