Rustam Minnikhanov met with chairman of national oil corporation of Libya Shukri Ganem


At the meeting with RT President Rustam Minnikhanov Chairman of Libyan National Oil Company Shukri Ganem told about the interest in developing relations with Tatarstan and oil-producing company “Tatneft”.

The meeting was held in House of RT government.

Welcoming the guests, Rustam Minnikhanov thanked Mr Shukri Ganem for supporting joint projects and interest towards Tatarstan.

Rustam Minnikhanov reminded that oil-producing company “Tatneft” has been working in Libya since 2005. “Tatneft” is carrying out exploration works on 4 areas. About 200 mln. US dollars were allocated for realization of these projects. JSC “Tatneft” has become the first Russian company which entered Libyan oil market.

Shukri Ganem, in his turn, said that now Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) and JSC “Tatneft” are working successfully.

Shukri Ganem conveyed a message of greetings to Rustam Minnikhanov from leader of Libya Muammar Kaddafi. On behalf of Kaddafi he invited President of Tatarstan to visit Libya.

Director general of JSC “Tatneft” Shafagat Takhautdinov reported on course of works over joint projects. He informed that during the visit to Tatarstan on October, 27-29 delegation of national oil corporation had been to some divisions and production objects of JSC “Tatneft” (Almetievsk city) and got familiar with modern technologies and equipment used in the company.

Besides, Libyan specialists learnt about work of Centre on personnel training that implements training and professional development of employees and specialists of oil-producing and processing sector and highly assessed its activity.

Shafagat Takhautdinov characterized the visit of Libyan delegation as useful and purposeful. By his words, issues of further decrease of cost for implemented works, use of new technologies were discussed at the meeting.

RT President press service