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Tbilisi. Georgia and Ukraine will cooperate in issues of Azerbaijani liquefied gas transportation to Ukraine via the territory of Georgia, Vice-Premier of Georgia, State Minister for Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures Giorgi Baramidze told, with the reference to arrangements, that had been reached during the sitting of the Georgian-Ukrainian intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation in Kiev, last Friday.
Ukraine intends to build on its territory a terminal for acceptance of liquefied gas with total capacity up to 10 bln cubic meters annually. Implementation of this project is aimed at decreasing the country's dependence on Russian gas export, which, as Ukrainian authorities consider, is groundlessly expensive. A route of gas transportation through Georgian port Kulevi is considered as one of the versions of Azerbaijani gas delivery.
According to Baramidze, cooperation in this sphere is of strategic significance for Georgia as a transit country.
"Importance of energy flows diversification should not be explained. Georgia is interested much in its constructive role in this sphere and provision of conditions for competitiveness in this field", the Vice- Premier noted.
Baramidze also told that cooperation in issues of functioning of the transport corridor "Viking", which would connect the Black and Baltic Seas, joint construction of new hydro energy generating capacities on the Georgian rivers with the possibility to organize power export to the third countries, restoration of functioning of the telecommunication route, connecting Poti with Varna (Bulgaria), "organization of direct information communication between Georgia and Ukraine", had been determined the key trends of cooperation between the countries.
"It is not a full list of projects, we will work on in future, but the focus was made on those trends at the sitting of the Commission", Baramidze noted.