MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Gazprom head Alexey Miller met with CNPC head Wang Yilin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli earlier in the day.
"The sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation. The question of preparing a contract for the supply of Russian natural gas to China via the 'western' route was raised. It was noted that contract negotiations are steadily moving forward. The sides aim at their successful completion," Gazprom said in a statement following the talks.