Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko held a number of key bilateral meetings as part of an informal session of EU energy ministers in Stockholm, including with the heads of the relevant ministries of Bulgaria, Romania, Belgium, Austria, and the Netherlands. One of the main topics of the meetings was the support of these countries for Ukraine’s candidacy to the IAEA Board of Governors. Other important issues were also discussed.
At a meeting with Rossen Hristov, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria, the parties discussed deepening cooperation between Ukraine and Bulgaria in the field of nuclear energy and Ukraine’s participation in the initiative to analyze the gas market in South-Eastern and Central Europe in order to develop optimal models for the development of the region’s gas transportation infrastructure and diversification of gas supplies.
One of the key topics of a meeting with Romanian Minister of Energy Virgil-Daniel Popescu was energy security in the region and trade exchange of electricity between countries as one of the mechanisms to strengthen it.
During a conversation with Belgian Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten, German Galushchenko emphasized the readiness of the Ukrainian side to deepen cooperation with European partners in the gas sector, particularly in the issue of liquefied gas supplies. The parties also discussed the need to strengthen sanctions against russia and reduce its influence on European and global energy markets.
At a meeting with Austrian Energy Minister Leonore Gewessler, the parties discussed gas supply routes to European countries, cooperation in nuclear energy, and the need to impose sanctions on the russian nuclear industry.
During a meeting with Minister for Climate and Energy Policy of the Netherlands Rob Jetten, German Galushchenko discussed the current needs and further support of the Ukrainian energy sector by the Dutch Government.