Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller has held a meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen. At the meeting they discussed questions concerning outlooks for Russian-Finnish cooperation in the gas sector, the press service of the Russian gas giant reported. Moreover, Miller conducted talks with the CEO of the Finnish company Fortum. The chiefs considered questions of constructing the North European gas pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
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