( RIA Novosti ) - Russia and Belgium may build a major gas storage depot to transport gas to third countries, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
The project would be "useful not only for this country, but for Europe as a whole," Putin said during a meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt.
He said Russian and Belgian companies "have taken the first steps to work on the markets of third countries, including the U.S. and South Korea."
Putin said that cooperation could be considerably extended.
The two leaders are also set to discuss bilateral and international issues, including the Iranian and Kosovo problems and the Middle East conflict.