BEIJING -- Beijing hosted a working meeting between Alexey
Miller, chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Zhou
Jiping, chairman of China National Petroleum Corporation.
The meeting participants addressed the issues of Russian natural gas
supply to the Chinese
market via the eastern route. Both parties are interested in
successful completion of the negotiations and looking forward
to signing a contract as soon as possible.
The parties noted that the negotiations were progressing as
per schedule and the contract would enter into force in
accordance with the previously agreed terms, until late 2014.
It was suggested that the contract should be prepared for
signing during Russian President's visit to China scheduled
for this May.