France, Strasburg, 16 April / Trend corr A. Maharramli/ "Establishment of good relations with Russia is the strategic interest of the European Union," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
"The EU is cooperating with Russia in many fields, including power engineering. The sides have already signed an agreement and are going to sign one more," Merkel said in Strasburg on 15 April, speaking at the session of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
According to Merkel, the Lisbon agreement is one of the key points in energy cooperation. She emphasized the importance of fulfilment of the obligations emerging from this cooperation by the two sides, and also called on Russia to ratify the 14th protocol of the agreement.