Djedovic, Botsan-Kharchenko discuss energy cooperation

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy Dubravka Djedovic and Russian Ambassador to Belgrade Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko met on Friday to discuss Serbia-Russia energy cooperation and bilateral ties.

According to a statement released by her ministry, Djedovic said Russia was an important energy partner and that the present challenging times showed the significance of the construction of the Balkan Stream gas pipeline, which is contributing to Serbia's energy stability and security.

"We have ensured stable gas supplies to citizens and businesses and we have put the Pancevo thermal power and heating plant - Serbia's first gas-steam power plant - into operation, which is of great significance to energy security since its output is sufficient to supply around 300,000 households," Djedovic said.

She added that Serbia and Russia were working together on...

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