MILAN, Italy, September 27 (Itar-Tass) - Russia and the European Union will hold consultations on prospects for signing an agreement on infrastructural projects in the gas sector till the yearend, Russian Energy Deputy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said.
The Russian official is currently in Milan to take part in a conference devoted to the South Stream gas project and discussions on the advantages and economic prospects for this gas pipeline.
“We’ve prepared a draft agreement to implement infrastructural projects in the gas sector. This document has been give to the EU. Till the yearend we’ll hold consultations to sign the agreement,” Yanovsky said.
Russia is guided by the priorities to comply with international law by realising energy projects, the deputy minister said.
He noted the positive experience of cooperation within the Russia-EU Energy Dialogue, which can help settle the existing disagreements in this field.