Greek Minister of Industrial Reforms, Environment Protection and Energy Panayotis Lafazanis hopes that the agreements on the Turkish Stream offshore gas pipeline project will be achieved during the working visit of Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras to Moscow on April 8-9, 2015, he said in his interview to Avgi newspaper.
Lafazanis visited Moscow on March 30-31, 2015 and has had talks with the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Gasprom President Aleksei Miller as a part of preparation for the visit of Tsipras to the Russian capital.
Minister said that “the meetings that he has had in Moscow and their results could open a new chapter not only in the energy ties, but also in the economic and political relationships between Russia and Greece.”
“I have a feeling that Alexis Tsipras’s visit to Moscow and his meeting with Vladimir Putin could be an important milestone in this direction. A new chapter in development of cooperation between Greece and Russia, which will include the Russian gas pipeline on the Greek territory, could positively change a political picture and image of our region and Europe,” Lafazanis said.
Vima newspaper wrote that during the visit to Moscow the Greek delegation has been informed about the Turkish Stream, which is expected to reach the Greek-Turkish border at the end of 2019.