Ukrainian Vice PM: Positive dynamics observed in energy cooperation with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
Trend: The Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation discussed a wide range of issues of cooperation between the two countries during its 10th meeting held in Kiev, Ukrinform agency reported on Nov. 14.
The discussion focused on the energy sector, Ukrinform said.
"We talked in detail about our cooperation in the energy sphere. This is a topic that needs deep study on the professional level," Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Konstantin Grishchenko said at a press briefing after the meeting of the commission.
He noted that the sides have analyzed a number of aspects and plans of works to be conducted in the near future, for the cooperation in the energy sector to reach the level of strategic perspective.
The Vice Prime Minister noted that these issues cannot be resolved suddenly, by some individual decision.
"There are a number of factors that must be considered, but the most important thing is that there is a positive dynamics and the real prospect of implementation of such plans, and the sides fully agree on this," Grishchenko underscored.
"On this theme the sides had a very substantive and concrete discussion, which was based on the real factors and the possibilities that arise when we are able to solve certain challenges and problems," the Vice PM said answering to the journalists' questions about the prospects of Azerbaijani oil supplies to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Vice PM also said that such meetings of the Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Intergovernmental Commission are held regularly. In particular, the meeting discussed a wide range of issues. In addition to the energy sector, the talks also focused on the implementation of large infrastructure projects in Azerbaijan, transportation, communication and cooperation in the space sector.
The Azerbaijani government delegation led by the First Deputy Prime Minister, Yaqub Eyyubov is in Kiev to participate in the meeting.