Azerbaijani Minister for Industry and Energy Natig Aliyev and Ukrainian Minister for Energy and Coal Industry Yuri Boyko are discussing energy cooperation, Trend reports.
Ukraine wants to reduce dependence on Russian gas and purchase it from Azerbaijan, Kommersant-Ukraina reports.Ukraine plans to purchase 5 billion cubic meters of gas. A project on liquified gas purchases from Azerbaijan was announced in Davos on January 28 during a meeting of Ukrainian and Azerbaijani Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Victor Yanukovych. Their energy ministers signed a memorandum, approved in late July. A terminal for liquified gas will be built in Odessa.
Russian and Ukrainian Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Victor Yanukovychfailed to reach an agreement on the gas price, Ukrainian membership inthe Customs Union and other issues discussed at the Bocharov RucheyResidence on Thursday, Kommersant reports.The newspaper believes that a new "gas war" may start in 2012. Thepresidents admitted that their states have problems.No progress is expected at the coming session of the interstatecommission in September.
Ukraine does not have pans to merge Naftogaz Ukrainy with Russia'sGazprom, Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych said, RIA Novostireports.Kiev has been striving for a reconsideration of prices for Russian gasin a long-term deal. Gazprom says that reconsideration of prices isonly possible if Naftogaz and Gazprom merge.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is on a visit to Ukraine, where hemet his counterpart Victor Yanukovych in Kiev, Armenia Today reports.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will visit Ukraine on July 1-2,Mediamax reports.
Geological exploration for construction of a bridge between the Crimeaand the Caucasus will start in August 2011, deputy head of the FederalAgency for Car Transport Sergey Potapov said, RIA Novosti reports.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych have held a closed door meeting today, Trend reports.
Ukraine and Azerbaijan are strategic partners and their ties are developing within friendship and mutual benefit, Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych said.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych has appointed Alexander Mishenko as the Extraordinary and Authorized Ambassador to Azerbaijan, UKRINFORM reports.Alexander Mishenko has been the Ukrainian ambassador to Turkey since 2005. He was a plenipotentiary to Australia prior to his service in Turkey.
Ukraine plans to activate its membership in the Commonwealth ofIndependent States, President Victor Yanukovych said at a meeting withSergey Lebedev, Executive Secretary of the CIS, UKRINFORM reports.Ukraine has proposals for activating trade-economic cooperation in theCIS. Yanukovych emphasized that coping with the repercussions of theglobal recession is a topical goal. The states need to work on newreforms and switch to innovative-investment model of development, hesaid.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych and Syrian President Basharal-Assad have signed a set of bilateral deals.According to Ukrinform, citing the press-service of Yanukovych, theysigned a consulate convention to improve the consulate work of the twocountries, to improve efficiency in protecting human rights and theinterests and legal bodies of both countries.
A Georgian delegation, headed by the Georgian Minister of Economy VeraKobalia, will participate in the Black Sea Economic Forum on November26-27 in Crimea, Trend reports.Over 100 representatives of authorities, international organizationsand expert societies will take part in the forum. 250 officials fromgovernment, business and expert spheres of the Black Sea countrieswill be at the forum.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych and Azerbaijani President IlkhamAliyev will promote bilateral cooperation in the energy sphere,Yanukovych said at the opening of the second session of the Council ofPresidents of Ukraine and Azerbaijan in Kiev, ITAR-TASS reports.Yanukovych told Aliyev that Ukraine considers Azerbaijan a reliablepartner and friend and emphasized its important position in theCaspian region.
The Russian and Ukrainian ministers of transport are discussing theconstruction of a bridge over the Kerch Strait and a bridge around theBlack Sea, RIA Novosti reports.Ukrainian Minister of Transport and Communication ConstantineYefremenko and Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin are havingthe 8th session of the sub-commission for transport of the Committeefor Economic Cooperation of Russia and Ukraine in Kiev.
A bridge over the Strait of Kerch, separating Russia and Ukraine, willmake Crimea and the Russian part of the Black Sea coast of theCaucasus a unique resort region, Russian ambassador to Ukraine MikhailZurabov said, RIA Novosti reports.The construction of the Crimea-Caucasus bridge was restarted afterVictor Yanukovych became the president of Ukraine. Russia expects tofinish the bridge before the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
The presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan - Dmitry Medvedev,Victor Yanukovych and Nursultan Nazarbayev - held a meeting today,discussing the situation in Kirgizia, RIA Novosti reports, citingSergey Lavrov, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The meeting ofthe three presidents took place within the summit on nuclear safety inWashington.