Teksler: China is interested in buying shares of “Rosneft”

Teksler: China is interested in buying shares of “Rosneft”

Buying a stake of 19.5% of “Rosneft” interested investors both from the West and from the East, including China, said Deputy Minister of energy Alexey Teksler.

MOSCOW, 19 APR. Chinese investors interested in buying shares in the largest Russian oil company “Rosneft”, said the first Deputy Minister of energy of the Russian Federation Alexey Teksler.

“I think so,” said Teksler in an interview, responding to a question.

He said that the number of potential strategic investors for Rosneft is now no need to limit either the West or the East. “The interest of many and that’s actually why I’m saying that I wouldn’t be limited to one or another direction. I like the double-headed eagle, looked in both directions — it definitely would not hurt the procedure of sales, definitely,” said Teksler.

Sale of stake of 19.5% of “Rosneft” in the privatization plan through 2016.

According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Russian privatization of large assets, including Rosneft, in the face of low stock prices is not something unusual: on the one hand, the budget needs money, on the other hand, it is possible to find a strategic investor who will not skimp when buying the package.