Russia confirmed its attitude against energy policy of Tajikistan


March 3, 2010



First Vice Premier of Russia, Igor Shuvalov, during his visit to Tajikistan, confirmed the attitude of the Russian leadership towards construction of large hydroelectric power stations in the Republic, the agency reports citing the news agency REGNUM News.


"We understand that there is a difficult situation in the region. There are various approaches how to develop hydro resources. We are ready to participate in development of a power complex in the Central Asia and we recognize that the interests of the various states should be balanced. Russia should not do anything that could bring a certain disbalance in these relations," I. Shuvalov said at a briefing after the meeting with the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.


"Russia is ready to participate as a partner investing in hydropower constructions. "Thus, we recognize that the interests should be balanced and we want that participation of Russia will bring economic prosperity and political stability in this region. In this respect, Russia will act as the reliable partner."