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Russia, Serbia sign package of documents after Putin’s talks with Vucic

Those are the documents in the sphere of technology, nuclear energy use, gas industry cooperation

BELGRADE, January 17. /TASS/. A package of bilateral documents were signed by Russia and Serbia on Thursday on the sidelines of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade.

The ceremony took place after Putin’s talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

In particular, the two countries’ top diplomats signed a plan of consultations for 2019-2020, the governments signed an agreement in the sphere of peaceful use of nuclear energy on the basis of tested and innovative technologies. The sides also signed a joint statement on strategic partnership on the construction of a center of nuclear science, technologies and innovation.

The sides signed a memorandum of understanding on the expansion of Banatski Dvor underground gas storage capacity. On the Russian side, the document was signed by CEO of Gazprom Alexey Miller.

Also, Russia and Serbia signed a memorandum on cooperation in the gas industry which envisages implementation of joint projects in the development of production and distribution infrastructure of liquefied natural gas between Gazprom LNG Technologies, the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia and Srbijagas.

In 2017, Russia and Serbia agreed on long-term cooperation to expand the Serbian gas transportation system and prepare a feasibility study for the Banatski Dvor expansion project.