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Turkey, Four European Union Countries Sign Agreement to Reduce Europe's Reliance on Russian gas

Richard Morningstar
Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy 
Ankara, Turkey
July 13, 2009


"While additional hard work lies ahead, signature of the intergovernmental agreement is an important step in realising the Nabucco project. This agreement brings Turkey closer to Europe and emphasizes the critical importance of Turkey's role in the Caucasus and Central Asia."


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