30 Apr 2010 17:29

Moscow, Kyiv to expand interregional cooperation in electricity

SOCHI. April 30 (Interfax) - Russia and Ukraine plan to sign a number of documents on electricity and border-area cooperation.

"The Ukrainian and Russian sides are preparing a host of important documents that will be signed during the Russian president's visit to Ukraine on May 17," Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov said at the start of a meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian commission on economic cooperation in Sochi.

Bilateral talks were held prior to the meeting.

"We will sign a protocol today that sets out the various areas of economic life in Ukraine and Russia," Azarov said.

One of the documents to be signed at the meeting is a memorandum on cooperation between the Russian Regional Development Ministry and the Ukrainian Regional Development and Construction Ministry on interregional and border-area cooperation.

The sides also plan to sign a memorandum on cooperation between Inter RAO UES , Energorynok and Ukrinterenergo and a memorandum of cooperation between RusHydro and Ukrgidroenergo.