"In the past, many generators-station units were constructed by the Soviet Union – Russia. We had three power units made by Russia. Now we do not have any cooperation, but I think that in the future perhaps we will have such cooperation, maybe in the field of buying gas, and perhaps in the field of construction of power units," Emmanouel Panagiotakis told Sputnik.
Panagiotakis also expressed appreciation for Russia's high-profile expertise and vast experience in the construction of power plants.
Panagiotakis' statement was made on the opening day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), where, among other issues, Russia's economic and energy cooperation with Greece was discussed.
Following the first day of the forum, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Moscow and Athens are expected to sign an agreement on the construction of the extension of the Turkish Stream pipeline to Greece during the forum.