Led by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, the Company's delegation paid a visit to the Republic of Serbia today.
During the visit Alexey Miller held meetings with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.
The parties discussed the Russian-Serbian cooperation in the energy sector and addressed the current status of and the prospects for the joint projects implementation.
A special attention was paid to the South Stream construction that would start in Serbia before the end of this year. It was pointed out that the relevance of this large-scale infrastructure project was already confirmed by the growing European demand for Russian natural gas. South Stream will secure the direct gas supply to European consumers, thus solving the issue of transit risks.