Poles can help Czechs be independent of Russian resources, Fiala says
Poland can help the Czech Republic become independent of Russian energy resources, Petr Fiala, the Czech prime minister, said after talks with his Polish counterpart in Warsaw on Friday.
Fiala told a press conference after the meeting, that he and Morawiecki raised a number of topics "which, in the future, could lead to finding alternative gas sources."
The Czech prime minister said that his country is more than 90 percent dependent on Russian gas.
"We want to become independent from fossil fuels from Russia but, for that, we will need help from other countries. Poland can lend a helping hand here," he told reporters.
According to Fiala, they have agreed with Morawiecki to go back to talks abandoned a few years ago on building the Stork II gas pipeline to connect the two countries.
He also said that the Czech Republic is interested in buying capacity in Poland's newly built LNG terminals.
"We have opened a debate on the Stork II gas interconnector... and we would like to purchase some of the gas from these new LNG terminals... we made an offer to Poland," he said.