19:01 20.06.2017

Poroshenko, Perry discuss possible liquefied gas supplies from U.S. to Ukraine

During his working visit to Washington, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry have discussed the possibility of supplying alternative fuels to Ukraine.

"During the meeting they discussed implementing joint projects in nuclear energy, fossil fuels production in Ukraine, as well as the possibility of supplying alternative fuels, in particular, liquefied gas from the United States," the press service of the Ukrainian president said on Tuesday.

Poroshenko thanked Perry for the U.S. significant practical assistance in enhancement Ukraine's energy security and said Kyiv is interest in broader attraction of U.S. sophisticated technologies and advanced experience in its energy sector.

The Ukrainian president praised the interest of American energy companies in Ukraine.

The two officials also discussed the enhancement of European energy security, particularly in the context of modernization and development of Ukraine's transit capacities and the implementation of new European transport and energy projects.

The U.S. energy secretary noted Ukraine's potential and compared its importance for Europe with that of Texas for the U.S.

The two confirmed their country's common position as regards the threat of Nord Stream 2 for the energy security of both Ukraine and Europe.

Perry accepted Poroshenko's invitation to visit Ukraine soon.

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