September 26, 2008
Russia, Venezuela Sign Energy Sector Agreements
Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS
Orenburg, 26 September: Russia and Venezuela have signed a memorandum on cooperation in the energy sector and on possible areas of cooperation between Gazprom and Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA). The signing ceremony took place in the presence of the two countries' presidents, Dmitriy Medvedev and Hugo Chavez.
A memorandum of understanding between the Russian Energy Ministry and the Venezuelan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum to draw up a special additional intergovernmental agreement in the energy sector was signed by Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko and Rafael Ramirez.
Originally published by ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow, in Russian 0857 26 Sep 08.
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