Medvedev on Gazprom's plans in Kyrgyzstan

Medvedev on Gazprom's plans in Kyrgyzstan

There are serious plans on Gazprom’s investment in Kyrgyzstan’s gas transmission system, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in Bishkek.

"Currently, there are serious plans to develop the republic’s natural gas demand. Gazprom has plans to invest in gas transmission and gas-distributing areas," TASS cited him as saying.

According to Medvedev, the issue is very important for Kyrgyzstan’s development and for implementation of joint projects in the economic fields.

"There is a whole range of other issues, including those related to the Eurasian cooperation, so let’s discuss them within our today’s talks," the Russian prime minister added.

Medvedev has also stressed that Russia and Kyrgyzstan have to take effort to reverse the trend of slumping trade turnover.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov, in his turn, noted that cooperation with Russia is of great importance to Kyrgyzstan.

"We also attach great importance to the implementation of the Kyrgyz-Russian agreements in the energy sector. Delivery of oil and oil products to Kyrgyzstan is an extremely important issue for us," Zheenbekov said. He also thanked the Russian side for resolving the issue of natural gas supplies to Kyrgyzstan, which was settled "in close cooperation with Gazprom."