Georgian president demands to mull co-op with Gazprom again

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has again demanded to discuss the cooperation with Russia’s Gazprom company during the upcoming government meeting, RIA Novosti reported.


Georgia’s Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze held a meeting with Gazprom representatives in September. During the meeting, he didn’t rule out the possibility of increasing the volume of Russian gas supply if the prices proposed to Georgia will be able to compete with those for Azerbaijani gas supply.


However, these negotiations were criticized by Georgian opposition representatives and some media outlets. Georgian opposition systematically holds protest actions demanding to stop the negotiations between the country’s government and Gazprom.


"We want to get information about such a strategically important issue,” adviser to Georgian president Pikria Chikhradze said. “We were called to negotiate with certain high-ranking officials.”


“We have held many such talks, but haven’t clarified the situation. Therefore, we still demand to consider the Gazprom issue during the government meeting,” Chikhradze added.









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