Dvorkovich: Russia and Greece will continue to discuss South-European gas pipeline

Dvorkovich: Russia and Greece will continue to discuss South-European gas pipeline


Moscow and Athens agreed to give talks on gas pipeline project momentum and support at the political level, said Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

ATHENS, 20 Nov. Gennady Melnik. The Russian and Greek sides agreed to give impetus to the negotiations on the draft South-European gas pipeline, at the political level, there is full support of this process, said Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

According to him, this topic was discussed at the talks during his visit to Athens.

“Of course, this project was mentioned, but the bulk of the process is at the corporate level. We simply agreed to give impetus to these negotiations, so that anything not constrained. That is, at the political level, there is full support for this process”, — said Dvorkovich.

Russia and Greece have previously agreed on the construction in Greece of continuation of the gas pipeline “Turkish stream” worth 2 billion euros. The project is called the South European pipeline. The corresponding Memorandum was signed in the summer at the SPIEF.

Dvorkovich also said that the Minister of natural resources and energy of Greece Panos Skourletis in a few days will visit Moscow. “There will be a meeting with the Minister (of energy of the Russian Federation) Alexander Novak to continue the discussion of our issues,” said Deputy Prime Minister.