Russian Minister of Energy Sergei Shmatko arrived on an official visit to Iceland yesterday and had a meeting with President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
Bessastadir, the presidential residence. Shmatko met President Grímsson yesterday. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Today, Shmatko will meet Minister of Industry Katrín Júlíusdóttir and representatives of Icelandic energy companies to discuss energy cooperation between Iceland and Russia, Fréttabladid reports.
Shmatko is accompanied by Evgeni Dod, CEO of Russian energy company RusHydro and Alexei Kusmitski, district commissioner of Kamchatka.
In Kamchatka the possibility of harnessing geothermal energy for heating, fish farming and electricity has been tested with the participation of Icelandic parties.
President Grímsson recently attended a conference about Arctic Regions in Russia and met President Dmitri Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
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