Gazprom, Uzbekistan sign memorandum on energy cooperation
MOSCOW. Nov 1 (Interfax) - Russian gas giant Gazprom and the government of Uzbekistan have signed a strategic memorandum on cooperation in the energy sector under which they intend to develop cooperation on supplies and transportation of gas, as well as geological exploration for and production of hydrocarbons.
The document was signed by Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and Uzbek Energy Minister Jurabek Mirzamakhmudov, the company said in a press release.
At their meeting, they also discussed current and future cooperation. "Specifically, they talked about supplies of Russian gas to Uzbekistan through the territory of Kazakhstan, which began in October of this year," Gazprom said.
"It was noted that the specially allocated route based on the Central Asia-Center system of trunk gas pipelines is very important for stable energy supplies to consumers in Uzbekistan, particularly in the fall-winter period," the company said.