János Kóka, who chairs the Nabucco Committee of the Hungarian Parliament, met in Vienna with Austrian Economy Minister Martin Bartenstein for talks on a strategic partnership with countries affected by the Nabucco gas pipeline.
Kóka sought Bartenstein's support for a proposal by the Nabucco Committee to establish an international body that would muster the necessary political support for the project. The two sides agreed to inform each other regularly on the development of the project and said they would make a joint effort to see an intergovernmental agreement on the pipeline is made yet this year.
The EU-supported Nabucco pipeline would deliver gas from Central Asia to Europe, reducing the region's energy dependence on Russia. (MTI – Econews)