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Iran, Ukraine discuss gas transfer project

Tehran, March 6, IRNA -- Iran and Ukraine in Kiev on Sunday discussed implementation of a pipeline project to transfer Iran's gas to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian deputy minister of oil and energy in a meeting with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for International Affairs Hadi Nejad Hosseinian during the third meeting of the two countries' energy commission, called for annual purchase of 15 billion cubic meters of gas from Iran via the pipeline.

The routes for laying the gas pipeline will either pass through ran, Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine or through Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Black Sea and Ukraine.

The two countries are set to dispatch representatives and experts to a meeting, scheduled to be held in Tehran in May, 2005, to discuss the financial resources and construction and implementation of the project as well as the amount of gas to be exported. Tehran and Kiev will then make the final decision.

The Ukrainian official voiced his country's interest in contribution to Iran's oil exploitation and development projects and called for further cooperation between the two sides in various oil and gas sectors.

... Payvand News - 3/6/05 ... --

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