Russia and US need third energy summit – Yusufov

Former Russian energy minister Igor Yusufov believes a third Russian-American energy summit is key to furthering bilateral energy ties
By Tom Hoskyns 9 March 2017
Igor Yusufov with Former Vice President Dick Cheney after the first US-Russia energy summit in 2002. (Igor Yusufov)

Although officials in the United States have denied a meeting is being planned between newly elected US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, some sort of engagement seems inevitable in the coming months.

Igor Yusufov served as Russia’s energy minister during Vladimir Putin’s first term as president, and in late 2011 was special envoy of the Russian president for international energy cooperation. He tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily about his ideas for future relations between Russia and the US in energy.

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