Klimkin to head Ukrainian delegation at trilateral gas talks in Brussels

Klimkin to head Ukrainian delegation at trilateral gas talks in Brussels

Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will head Ukraine's delegation at consultations on gas transit between Ukraine, the EU and Russia to be held in Brussels on January 21, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported.

"On January 21, 2019, Brussels will host trilateral consultations between Ukraine, the EU and Russia on gas transit from Russia through Ukraine's gas pipelines after 2019. The Ukrainian delegation will be headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin," the statement reads.

According to the ministry, the delegation will also include Head of the National Commission for the State Regulation of Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Oksana Kryvenko, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev, Deputy Foreign Minister for European Integration Olena Zerkal, Deputy Energy and Coal Industry Minister for European Integration Natalia Boiko, as well as experts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NJSC Naftogaz and PJSC Ukrtransgaz.

The delegation of the European Commission will be led by Vice-President of the European Commission for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic.

The sides plan to discuss future contractual relations and terms of interaction between gas transport operators.

The minister will also have bilateral meetings with EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom.

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