Media: Kazakhstan President’s Spokesman clarifies that Presidents Vladimir Putin and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev discussed proposal to create triple gas union
The press secretary of the President of Kazakhstan Ruslan Zheldibay said that Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the talks in Moscow discussed the creation of a ‘triple gas union’ (Russia + Kazakhstan + Uzbekistan). The purpose of the mechanism is to coordinate the transportation of gas, the media reports.
‘Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Vladimir Putin believe that it is necessary to conduct detailed negotiations with the participation of experts of the three countries to find a rational solution to this issue, taking into account the interests of all interested parties’, Ruslan Zheldibay informed.
Earlier this week President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that President Vladimir Putin proposed to create a ‘certain tripartite union’ of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan and that Kazakhstan is ready to consider this proposal.
‘There are issues that require additional agreement and even negotiations. In particular, we are talking about the gas sector’, the President of Kazakhstan stated.