Moscow has no doubts that a joint project with Turkey on building a gas pipeline along the Black Sea floor will be implemented, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said at a news briefing in Moscow on Thursday.
"We have no doubt that it will be implemented in the interests of our two countries and, in principle, the diversification of energy flows, including with European consumers' interests taken into account," Lukashevich said in commenting on Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's remark that, while Ankara will consider Russia's proposals on a new gas pipeline across Turkey, the TANAP project will remain the top priority.
Russia and Turkey should analyze technical parameters of the agreements they reached in Ankara, Lukashevich said.
"Each country chooses the most prioritized projects for itself," he said.
"There can be several of them, which shows precisely that the diversification of energy capacities and the construction of energy infrastructure are truly among the most important things now," he said.
"The Turkish leadership, namely the president and the prime minister, has reaffirmed its profound interest in developing cooperation with Russia within the framework of the new project," Lukashevich said.
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