BELGRADE, January 17. /TASS/. President of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik told Russian President Vladimir Putin he hoped for his country’s involvement in the Russian-led TurkStream pipeline project.
"I would like to express my satisfaction with how the projects, upon which we had previously agreed, proceed now. We expect to remain involved in the TurkStream project, just like we did in the South Stream. We have absolutely all project documents, paving the way for our participation," he said.
Putin congratulated Dodik on the latest election victory, which made him current chairman and Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. "I’m very glad to meet you again and to have an opportunity to congratulate you on your election victory," Putin said.
The Russian leader added that relations between the two states developped in the positive direction.
The TurkStream project includes construction of a gas pipeline under the Black Sea to the European part of Turkey and further to the border with Greece. The first line will be designed to supply the Turkish market, the second - for gas supply to the countries of South and Southeast Europe. Gazprom considers Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary as potential markets.