ATHENS, February 6. /TASS/. Greece is willing to expand its economic cooperation with Turkey and play a more active role in implementing the TurkStream pipeline project, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said told reporters after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday.
"We spoke that energy should become a bridge for cooperation, not an obstacle or a motive for confrontation in the region. And we are already cooperating in important energy projects, such as the Trans-Adriatic pipeline. We would like to have wider cooperation in the TurkStream," Tsipras said during the news conference, broadcast live by the state television channel ERT.
"Of course, since we are willing to bring the positive agenda back to our relations, we discussed the economy, our economic ties, the steps that we should take to improve the lives of people in the region," the Greek premier added.
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.