Russia, Slovakia to sign contracts on gas deliveries after 2008

Other News Materials 7 November 2006 17:07 (UTC +04:00)

(RIA Novosti) - Russia and Slovakia have agreed to sign new long-term contracts on Russian natural gas deliveries and gas transit via Slovakia after 2008, the Russian president said Tuesday after a meeting with his Slovak counterpart.

"The [current] agreements on Russian gas deliveries and transit via Slovak territory expire in 2008. Today we have confirmed our general agreement to sign new long-term contracts," Vladimir Putin said after a meeting with Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic.

The Russian president said the sides had discussed joint efforts to expand transport infrastructure, reports Trend.

"Another important issue is our countries' cooperation in the nuclear energy sphere. Russian organizations are ready to get involved in modernizing and completing a number of energy facilities [in Slovakia]. A number of projects are already under way," Putin said.

Gasparovic said Slovakia and Russia have strong prospects for cooperation in nuclear engineering.