“We are actively advancing in the discussion of this large-scale project, which will undoubtedly allow strengthening energy security for Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan,” he said.
According to Lavrov, it will be a common benefit for the parties, “everyone will benefit when we agree on the conditions and prices of transit,” he concluded.
On November 28, 2022, the presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan, Vladimir Putin and Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, respectively, discussed in Moscow the creation of a triple gas union with the Uzbek country.
Later, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained that the first stage will consist in the establishment of a coordination mechanism at the initiative of the Russian head of state.
According to the spokesman, the implementation of the plan will require the installation of a more extensive gas network on Russian territory, an initiative that will cost more than three billion dollars.