Russia conducts consultations with the Czech Republic for the support of the «Nord stream-2»

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in potomacfever Putin and Czech President Milos Zeman during a meeting. 21 Nov 2017Russia conducts consultations with the Czech Republic for the support of the «Nord stream-2»© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Russia conducts consultations with the Czech Republic for the support of the «Nord stream-2» for the involvement of GTS in the Czech gas transit, according to the materials to the meeting of the presidents of the two countries.

Czech President Milos Zeman visited Russia on an official visit from 20 to 24 November at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As noted in the document, cooperation in the energy sector between Russia and the Czech Republic is strengthened. At the same time Russia is one of the leading suppliers of hydrocarbons in the Czech Republic: provides 80% of gas demand and about 65% of oil.

«On the Czech market operates «Rosneft» (in the first eight months of 2017 delivered 2.7 million tons of oil) and Gazprom (delivery in 2016 to 4.54 billion cubic meters, from January to September this year and 3.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas). Gas transit through the territory of the Czech Republic under a transport contract «Gazprom export» in the first nine months of 2017 made up 19.37 billion cubic meters», — the document says.

The most important area of Russian-Czech cooperation is also a nuclear power. Enterprises of «Rosatom» providing technical assistance in operation designed in the Soviet era, the Czech NPP «Dukovany» and «Temelin», Russian TVEL supplies for these plants with nuclear fuel. In addition, Russia is interested in participation in construction of new blocks of these stations.

And, in General, between Russia and the Czech Republic expanded industrial cooperation, implemented successful projects in the sphere of production of agricultural machinery, mechanical engineering, the automotive industry, the document says. «This year there is a growth of economic and trade cooperation. In January-September, trade turnover increased by almost 43%, to $ 5.4 billion,» — said in background material.

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