On the eve of the official visit of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to the Republic of Turkey on 8 October 2013 the fourth meeting of the Turkish - Ukrainian Energy Working Group was held.
The Ukrainian delegation was led by Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine Vadym Chuprun. The Turkish delegation was headed by the Chairman and General manager Mehmet Konuk.
During the above-mentioned meeting the sides discussed possibilities of developing of cooperation in the sphere of extraction of offshore gas, joint use of mobile drilling platforms, transportation of Azerbaijani gas and supplying of liquefied natural gas to Ukraine, using of underground gas storage facilities of Ukraine, as well as the possibility of participation of the Ukrainian Side in the construction of new gas storages in Turkey.
A special attention was paid to finalizing a disputable moments and preparation for the signing on 9 October 2013 of a Joint Declaration on cooperation in the sphere of energy between the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey, a Memorandum on cooperation between the Petroleum Pipeline Corporation BOTAŞ and the NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine as well as the Agreement between NJSC and Türkiye Petrolleri A.O. (TPAO) on mutual protection of confidential information and commercial secrets.
On results of the meeting the participants noted the constructive approach of the both sides and intentions regarding a further fruitful development of cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey in the energy sphere.