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Greece wants to expand energy cooperation with Turkey and to participate in the implementation of the project “Turkish stream.” This was stated by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after a meeting with Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, reports TASS.

According to him, the sides discussed economic ties and steps to be taken to improve the lives of citizens. The head of the Greek government also announced that at the meeting it was agreed to work to open by the summer sea communications between Izmir and Thessaloniki.

Tsipras added that he agreed with Erdogan to establish a new business forum that will show the opportunities for cooperation.

Earlier, on 4 February it was reported that the project “Turkish stream” is ready to join Hungary. According to the Ambassador of Republic in Russia Norbert Concoa, Budapest needs to diversify supplies and is ready to accept Russian gas through the new pipeline.

Hasproved “Turkish stream” is being built under the Black sea and connects Russia and Turkey. While the pipeline will be continued in Europe — to the terminal in Greece, where other European countries can receive gas via local pipelines. Completion of works is scheduled for late 2019.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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