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Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.8
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has intensified the efforts of the EU towards energy security of its supplies, European Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said at the 4th informal dialogue meeting of Eastern Partnership countries energy ministers' session.
He stressed the events happening in particular, in Ukraine, in the Middle East, and other regions have direct impact on the neighboring countries.
"With regard to the current Ukrainian crisis, the Eastern Partnership and notably, our cooperation on energy security can help to guarantee security in the region," Oettinger stressed.
The commissioner expressed confidence that successful collaboration between the partners in the energy sector can help and provide security and stability.
"In the context of our Eastern Partnership, we have good advantages. Several programs and projects are ongoing. We can make good further efforts together."
He went on to add that the subject of today's dialogue will be in particular how to diversify routes of energy supplies.