MOSCOW, April 2 Russia's top natural gas
producer Gazprom said on Wednesday its chief executive
officer had met European officials in Brussels and they had
expressed an interest in maintaining "mutually beneficial
Gazprom said in a statement Alexei Miller met European
Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger and German Foreign
Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss a "wide range of
issues of bilateral cooperations".
It did not give a day for the meeting.
Europe has been concerned about gas supplies from Gazprom,
which meets 30 percent of the region's needs, against the
background of the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War
due to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.
Europe receives half its gas from Russia via Ukraine.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Elizabeth Piper)