Russia, USA Discuss Energy Cooperation

MOSCOW (RIA Novosti) – Minister of Industry and Energy Victor Khristenko and the US Ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow held talks in Moscow at the United States’ suggestion. They touched upon questions of energy cooperation between the two countries, reported the press service of the ministry on Friday.

"During the talks there were discussed questions of status for projects of top priority, included into the Camp David list of questions on energy, Russian-American Commercial Energy Dialogue (RACED) questions, exporting pipelines and ratification of the mutual threat decreasing treaties," says the statement.

The US Ambassador to Russia also touched upon the cooperation in the sphere of space exploration, "climate" for foreign investments into the Russian energy sector and the Camp David initiative on the agreements about the protection of technologies, says the press release.

The sides stressed the importance of the natural gas and hydrogen fuel projects and discussed the opportunities of further investments into those projects.

Khristenko and Vershbow came to agreement on the necessity of working out design and construction accords concerning further increase of Caspian pipeline capacity, says the statement.