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.