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Monday, 06 February 2023 02:35 GMT

Russian, Kazakh presidents talk about establishing ‘trilateral gas union’ with Uzbekistan


(MENAFN) Russian Leader Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh fellow Kassym-Jomart Tokayev talked over making a “trilateral gas union” with Uzbekistan for the transportation of Russian gas by Central Asian nations, a Kazakh official made an announcement on Tuesday.

“During negotiations in the Kremlin between the presidents of Kazakhstan and Russia, the creation of a ‘triple gas union’ consisting of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan was discussed in order to coordinate actions for the transportation of Russian gas through the territories of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan,” Press Secretary of the Kazakh Presidency Ruslan Zheldibay shared in a Facebook post.

Zheldibay also declared both the presidents believe in the need to “hold detailed negotiations, with the participation of experts from the three countries, to find a rational solution to this issue, taking into account the interests of all parties.”

Tokayev is on a formal trip to Moscow, his initial ever since being voted once more as the leader for an additional seven-year term last week.

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