MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Energy Ministers of Russia and Belarus Nikolai Shulginov and Viktor Karankevich held a meeting to discuss bilateral cooperation and integration work in 2021. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.
“Nikolai Shulginov held a working meeting with the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Karankevich. The ministers discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation in the energy sector, including the continuation of integration work in 2021,” the message says.
The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation explained to TASS that this was the first face-to-face meeting of Shulginov, who was appointed minister in November 2020, with the head of the Ministry of Energy of Belarus.
Russia and Belarus traditionally, through the Ministry of Energy, discusses issues of Russian oil and gas supplies, including their volumes and prices. Until recently, the countries have been negotiating for several months on the export of Belarusian oil products through the infrastructure of the Russian Federation instead of Lithuanian ports. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak estimated the possible volume at 4-6 million tons.
At the end of last year, Russia and Belarus agreed on the terms of oil and gas supplies to the republic. Thus, the price of Russian gas for Belarus in 2021 will be $ 128.5 per 1,000 cubic meters. m, reported the President of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko.
A source: TASS
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