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    The foreign ministers of Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey will convene in Budapest on April 7 to discuss their participation in the so-called Turkish Stream that will deliver Russian gas to the Balkan states, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said Friday.

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    Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey will discuss whether they are ready to complete the Turkish Stream pipeline project, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said.

    BELGRADE (Sputnik) – The foreign ministers of Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey will convene in Budapest on April 7 to discuss their participation in the so-called Turkish Stream that will deliver Russian gas to the Balkan states, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said Friday.

    “This will be an exchange of opinions of five countries on whether they are ready to complete the new Turkish Stream pipeline project, that is a new gas pipeline to the region,” Dačić said.

    He added that the main topics of the meeting would be the provision of energy and energy security.

    In December 2014, Moscow announced the cancellation of the South Stream gas pipeline intended to traverse the Black Sea to deliver Russian natural gas through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Slovenia to Italy and Austria.

    The Turkish Stream pipeline will replace the South Stream, and have an annual capacity similar to the latter. The new pipeline will head to Turkey and a gas hub on the Turkish-Greek border for further distribution to consumers in southern Europe.

    Turkish Stream gas is expected to start flowing in December 2016.

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