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Medvedev calls for soonest solution to Russian gas pricing problem for China

October 22, 2013, 22:37 UTC+3

In general, Medvedev highly assessed energy cooperation with China

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BEIJING, October 22 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes it is of huge importance to resolve as soon as possible the problem of the Russian gas export price for China.

“Now we are completing to adjust the gas export pricing formula,” Medvedev told an on-line conference with Chinese Internet users on Tuesday. “It is time to finalise the issue and to launch gas supplies to China,” he added.

In general, Medvedev highly assessed energy cooperation with China. “This is a very important sphere of our cooperation,” he said, adding that this kind of interaction had entered a qualitatively new level.

The prime minister said that the two countries actively developed energy interaction not only in the sphere of hydrocarbons, but also in the atomic energy area. “It is impossible to imagine the development of any country without peaceful atomic energy,” the Russian prime minister said. In this connection, he mentioned Russian-Chinese cooperation in the construction of the Tianwan nuclear power plant. “We are ready to continue such cooperation in future,” he noted.

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