Gazprom And EU To Maintain Strong Ties
News: Russian oil and gas producer Gazprom and European officials have confirmed that they are interested in maintaining the mutually beneficial business relationship they have developed after decades of successful partnership. Gazprom Management Committee' Chairman Alexey Miller, European Commissioner for Energy Gunter Oettinger and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier held a meeting to discuss bilateral cooperation issues between the two parties in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting was held amid concerns in Europe that the ongoing Ukraine crisis may reduce natural gas supplies from Russia to the EU. 'Both Commissioner Oettinger and Gazprom agreed on the importance of a reliable and secure gas supply from Russia', said a spokesperson for Oettinger about the meeting.