Diversifying energy supplies is a topical issue on the agenda of Ukrainian-Turkish relations, President Viktor Yanukovych said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the presidential press office.

According to the President, energy cooperation was a subject of discussion at yesterday’s meeting of the Ukrainian-Turkish High-level Strategic Council. "As the diversification of energy supplies is concerned, both for Ukraine and Turkey, it is our strategic goal that we will always be pursuing," said Viktor Yanukovych. The President added that the Governments of Ukraine and Turkey instructed to establish a permanent joint working group to elaborate the appropriate proposals. "The range of questions is very broad. And any practical solutions on strategic projects will certainly not be a secret. As soon as they are agreed upon, we will announce them," Viktor Yanukovych said.

The Prime Minister of Turkey added that during the negotiations the parties discussed the possibility of electricity supplies from Ukraine to Turkey.

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