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Ukrainian, Slovak PMs discuss gas transportation, energy development

KYIV. Oct 13 (Interfax-Ukraine) – On Wednesday, October 13, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and Prime Minister of Slovakia Eduard Heger met within a working visit to Malmö(Kingdom of Sweden), where they discussed relevant issues of bilateral relations.

According to the Cabinet of Ministers press service, during the meeting, Shmyhal said that Ukraine highly appreciates the support provided by Slovakia in matters of protecting sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"We count on the support of Slovakia in countering the Nord Stream 2 operator in an attempt to bypass the standard certification requirements of the European Union," the head of the Ukrainian government said.

The sides also discussed issues of gas transportation, development of electricity and hydropower, renewable energy sources and others.

"Denys Shmyhal also said that Ukraine is looking forward to holding the fifth meeting of the Ukrainian-Slovak joint commission on economic, industrial and scientific-technical cooperation and other intergovernmental commissions by the end of the year, as this will give new incentives to strengthen partnership between the countries," the Cabinet of Ministers said.

The sides also agreed to hold the next meeting in Uzhgorod soon.