EU commissioner visits Astana, seeks energy cooperation.
EU commissioner visits Astana, seeks energy cooperation. EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs met with president Nursultan Nazarbayev. Piebalgs announced that it is planned to sign 2 agreements with the Central Asian state in mid-December, during Nazarbayev’s visit to Brussels . The first document concerns energy supplies from Kazakhstan to the EU as well as European investments in the Kazakh energy sector. The second document regards nuclear energy and includes a possibility for direct cooperation in the field of uranium trade. Piebalgs also stated that EU sees Kazakhstan as a potential gas supplier.