Zeman said that the Czech Republic supports the construction of «Nord stream-2»

© Photo : Nord Stream 2/Axel SchmidtТрубы for the construction of the gas pipeline Nord stream — 2. Archive photoZeman said that the Czech Republic supports the construction of «Nord stream-2»© Photo : Nord Stream 2/Axel Schmidt

Who is on an official visit to Russia, Czech President Milos Zeman said on Thursday evening in an interview with TV Barrandov in Prague that his country supports the construction of the pipeline «Nord stream-2».

«This is new information, exclusive to your channel. We agreed that on the basis of the materials on the basis of the position of the (Czech) Ministry of industry and trade can I Express the support of the Czech Republic to the Nord Stream project 2. Although some countries have criticized the project. I am glad that the Czech Republic (in this issue) has its own position and defends its own interests,» — said Zeman.

Czech President Milos Zeman at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing in Russia official visit from 20 to 24 November 2017, the trip he is accompanied by more than 140 executives from leading companies and enterprises of the Republic.

In Sochi on 21 November, the head of the Czech Republic adopted Putin the other day in Moscow hosted a meeting of Zeman, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and held a forum with participation of Russian and Czech entrepreneurs. On Friday, Zeman in Yekaterinburg will attend the opening of another Russian-Czech business forum.

The project «Northern stream-2» involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The new pipeline is planned to be build next to the «Nord stream».

The company 2 the Nord Stream AG is the operator of the project «Northern stream-2», whose total cost 9.5 billion euros, the sole shareholder of Nord Stream AG 2 is «Gazprom». European partners — Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper and Wintershall — have committed to financing the «Nord stream-2» in total 50%, ie 950 million euros each. «Gazprom» will provide the other half of the funds to 4.75 billion euros.

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