Belarus offers Latvia energy transit services
Belarus offers Latvia electric energy transit services, First Vice-Premier of Belarus Vladimir Semashko said at a meeting with Economy Minister of Latvia Kaspars Gerhards on October 17.
"We have good cooperation prospects in transit and delivery of electric energy," Vladimir Semashko said. The issues of organizing the transit of Ukraine's electric energy to the Baltic countries were discussed at the previous session of the Belarusian-Ukrainian joint commission. "We have already detailed the issue," the First Vice-Premier said. In his words, Belarus has every technical possibility to secure the Ukrainian electric energy transit to Latvia, reported Belta.
Belarus is going to export its electric energy surplus after the first unit of its nuclear power station is constructed in 2016. "We are ready to consider electric energy exports to Latvia as there will be excess of energy in the north-western part of Belarus," Vladimir Semashko said.
According to Economy Minister of Latvia Kaspars Gerhards, the Baltic states will suffer energy deficit after the Ignalina nuclear power station is closed. Latvia is deeply interested in the Belarusian proposal on securing transit of the Ukrainian electric energy or exporting the energy of its future nuclear power station. "Within the next ten or 20 years the issue will remain on the agenda," he said.