Minister: Czech Republic ready to help Slovakia with gas supplies

The Czech Republic is ready to assist Slovakia in case gas supplies through Ukraine are halted, the Czech industry and trade minister, Jan Mládek, said. Speaking after a conference on economic cooperation between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland in Ostrava on Wednesday, Mr Mládek said Slovakia could receive gas through reverse flow from Czech pipelines. The Czech cabinet is also in talks with the Polish government on enhancing the capacity of the Czech link to Poland’s Stork II pipeline in north Moravia, Mr Mládek said.