Slovenia confirms interest in South Stream project
A delegation of OAO Gazprom led by Chairman of the Management Committee Alexey Miller arrived on a business visit to the Republic of Slovenia yesterday.
During the visit Alexey Miller had meetings with President of Slovenia Danilo Turk, Prime Minister Borut Pahor and Minister of Economy Matej Lahovnik.
Conform Gazprom: “Within the scope of negotiations it was noted that these actions of the transit state substantiated necessity to develop immediately the mechanisms for prevention of such crises in energy supplies. The Slovenian party confirmed its interest in the South Stream project. Its implementation would allow to avoid risks for the Russian gas transit, and would reinforce energy security of the European continent as a whole.”
To implement the overland sections of the project beyond Russia intergovernmental agreements were signed with Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Greece. A draft project of the respective agreement with Slovenia is being coordinated now. It is planned to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Austria.