Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb. 13 / Trend , K.Konirova/
The North Stream and Nabucco projects are not rivals, Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said at a briefing after a meeting with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov.
"The EU is too vulnerable at the moment and depends on Russian deliveries. We must find a way out of the situation on the backdrop of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict. It is necessary to build a large storage of energy and diversify routes and sources of gas deliveries," Topolanek said.
The Czech prime minister said most projects currently underway are not rivals, but rather supplement each other, including North Stream and Nabucco.
"The EU is interested in diversifying its routes and will encourage developing projects and deliveries from Norway, Iraq, Central Asia and Russia," the Czech prime minister said.
Topolanek said implementing the projects will depend on finances.
"Transporting Kazakh energy resources to the EU is an important factor in developing our relations," Masimov said.
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