Following the Russo-Netherlands Economic forum, Amsterdam hosted talks between the co-chairmen of the mixed Russo-Netherlands commission on the economic co-operation. The Russian side was represented by Vice Premier Aleksey Gordeyev and the Dutch side - by Economy Minister Laurens Brinkhorst.
According to a source in the Russian delegation, the participants discussed the agenda of the 5th session of the mixed Russo-Netherlands Сomission on Economic Cooperation to be held in December.
The Dutch company Gasunie, which is a partner of the Russian Gazprom speaks out for the fulfilment of the project, concerning the construction of the new Russia-Europe gas-line across the Baltic Sea, Germany, the Netherlands and further to Great Britain. According to a source in Gasunie, the Dutch parastatal company is ready to assist Gazprom in financing and construction of the new gas-line, as well as in reconstructing of the Gazprom pipeline system in Europe.
The construction of the new pipeline, worth of $6 bln will be launched in 2004-2005 and will last for 6 years. The new gas-line is planned to be put into operation in 2007 and by 2009 it will be delivering approximately 30 bln cubic metres of gas per year.
The Russian military have already achieved significant success in the demilitarization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine