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    According to Greece's newly appointed Energy Minister Panos Skourletis, Athens plan to continue working on the southern European gas pipeline.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Greece deems the southern European gas pipeline for Russian fuel deliveries from Turkey to Central Europe to be a great project which it plans to continue, new Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis said Monday.

    "I think it's a great achievement, it is a major project, and we have to continue [with it]," Skourletis said during the official ceremony of taking office from former Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis.

    Earlier in the day, Lafazanis said that the southern European gas pipeline for Russian fuel deliveries from Turkey to Central Europe is a priority project for Greece and that Athens must continue its realization regardless of pressure and obstacles from the European Union.

    Lafazanis highlighted that Greece has put in a lot of effort to sign an agreement with Russia on the southern European gas pipeline from Turkey’s border to Central Europe and that the country now may move on to a new path with an independent energy policy.

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