Sefcovic: Trilateral gas talks with Ukraine to affect entire region
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.9
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The outcome of the trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the EU will obviously have implications for the entire region, said European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic.
He made the remarks during the First Central European Day of Energy (CEDE) in Brussels, according to the website of the European Commission.
“As you know, energy plays a pivotal role in EU relations with Russia, as one of our main gas suppliers,” said Sefcovic. “In this context, I am convinced that Ukraine should continue to play a decisive role as a transit country for Russian gas exported to the European Union also after 2019.”
The trilateral gas talks will kick off in Brussels Dec.10.
The talks, which will be chaired by Sefcovic, will be attended by Russia's and Ukraine's Ministers for Energy, Alexander Novak and Ihor Nasalyk, as well as top representatives of Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Russia’s Gazprom.