June 30, 2008

Lavrov, Greek Parliamentary Speaker Sioufas Discuss Joint Energy Projects

MOSCOW. June 30 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Greek Parliamentary Speaker Dimitris Sioufas, who is on a visit to Moscow, discussed progress in the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline and of the South Stream gas pipeline.

"The parties highly appraised bilateral cooperation and discussed ways to promote major joint projects in the fuel and energy sector, including the Burgas-Alexandroupolis and South Stream projects," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

"The talks touched upon international problems of mutual interest, including the Cyprus settlement and the situation in the Balkans," the statement says.

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