05 June 2013, Wednesday, 10:25

Cooperation between Ufa and France was judged on its merits in European Parliament

author: Arina Rakhimkulova

Construction in Ufa of hydraulic turbine generator plant together with French Alstom concern was named as a prime example of effective application of the European technologies and the Russian raw resources. Experts gave such estimation of the international cooperation at the session of the joint commission on power sector of the European Parliament and the State Duma, taken place in Brussels.

The deputy of the State Duma from Bashkortostan Anvar Makhmutov is a member of the commission, and represents the committee for the international affairs. In his report he underlined that in the strategy of the international cooperation of Russia large attention was paid to development of versatile interaction with the European Union, with creation of visa-free travel possibilities from Lisbon to Vladivostok. According to the deputy, it will be mutually advantageous both for Europe, and for Russia.

Also a joint statement concerning necessity of power sector cooperation between Russia and EU, working out of procedures to accept the co-ordinated decisions concerning energy sector, overcoming and inadmissibility of political influence in questions of delivery of gas and other hydrocarbonic raw materials to Europe was signed at the session.

In reports of deputies of two parliaments the common opinion on necessity to interact and exchange experience in the sphere of lawmaking and international cooperation in power sector was marked.