MOSCOW, November 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping will open the Power of Siberia main gas pipeline as planned, press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday. The official ceremony attended by two leaders via a TV link-up will take place on December 2, the Kremlin press service said.
"As planned, we expect the TV link-up [with participation of the two presidents - TASS] will take place and the Power of Siberia will start working; gas will flow to China," Peskov said. Implementation of this project "is important for Russia, important for China," he noted. "Implementation of such cross-regional projects inside the country definitely promotes development of many regions: regions receiving such a facility on their territory will subsequently receive additional infrastructure, additional jobs," the press secretary said.
Early in January 2020 the head of the Russian state will open the TurkStream gas pipeline together with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Peskov said. "All the onshore activities on the territory of Turkey will be completed exactly by that time - by early January," he added.