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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine met with Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union
18.01.2016 | 18:04
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UKRAINE

In Brussels, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič.

The parties discussed cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the energy sphere and exchanged views on the state of implementation of the understandings reached as a result the tripartite consultations on deliveries of Russian gas to Ukraine for the winter period 2015 – 2016.

Peculiar attention was paid to the reforming the gas sector of Ukraine, raising European investments for the Ukrainian gas transport system and further increasing the reverse gas supplies to Ukraine from the territory of the EU member states.

Pavlo Klimkin called on to preserve the solidarity of the EU with Ukraine and emphasized in this context the importance of preventing the construction of new gas pipelines bypassing Ukraine, those based on political grounds and non-compliant with the EU legislation.

The Vice-President of the European Commission reaffirmed the readiness to prolong cooperation with Ukraine as a reliable country to deliver gas to Europe and noted that bringing Ukrainian energy sector in line with the Third Energy Package provides additional opportunities for that.

 

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