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09.08.2016 13:32

Putin: Russia ready to discuss with Azerbaijan, Iran joint use of pipelines

The priority direction in cooperation between Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran in energy sector is the realization of projects on exploration and development of oil and gas fields, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He made the remarks Aug. 8 at a trilateral meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Iran in Baku.

Putin said Russia is also ready to discuss mutually beneficial scheme of joint use of pipeline infrastructure for transportation of extracted resources.

He also noted that Russia hopes the trilateral dialogue on the Caspian Sea issue will contribute to the soonest finalization of the convention on the legal status of the sea.

I am sure the signing of the convention and implementation of its provisions is of interest for all the five Caspian littoral countries, said Putin.

Russias president said the perspectives of cooperation between the three countries in transportation infrastructure are very promising.

In particular, he mentioned the North-South transportation corridor, which is meant to connect Northern Europe to South-East Asia.

Further speaking about the relations between the three countries, Putin noted that more attention should be paid to cooperation in culture, tourism, education, as well as development of direct links between the regions of the three countries.

He expressed confidence that the cooperation between Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran will further be mutually beneficial and will meet the fundamental interests of the peoples of the three countries, create new opportunities for a dynamic development of the Caspian region.

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