May 23, 2013
Gov't announces joint work between YPF, Gazprom after CFK-Putin meeting
The technical teams of hydrocarbon companies YPF (Argentina) and Gazprom (Russia) will begin to do joint work in the area, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced after a meeting between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Mexico.
“The President had a bilateral meeting with the Russian president, who she invited to visit Argentina and thanked for his country’s historic support for Argentina’s claim over the Malvinas sovereignty,” Timerman said.
The minister also said the President told Putin about “the increasing militarization of the South Atlantic region carried out unilaterally by Great Britain.”
The Government also announced that during the meeting “both presidents agreed to have YPF and Russia’s Gazprom to begin talks in order to conduct joint work in the area.”
Putin also confirmed that Russia will host the next G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, scheduled to take place in September 2013.
The Head of Stated also met with her Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, also present in Mexico to attend the G20 Summit.