Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Tuesday it had signed a 5.3 billion euro ($5.6 billion) gas transportation framework deal with Slovakia
's Eustream until 2050.
"This agreement provides for a basis for future contracts on transportation and allows to participate in obtaining any capacity in the gas transportation system
of Slovakia," Gazprom Export, the export arm of Gazprom, told Reuters
in an e-mailed comments.
"The term and value of such agreements are given tentatively."
Gazprom said earlier that the Slovak gas transportation system will be used in the long term even if the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is built.
($1 = 0.9422 euros)
(Reporting by Oksana Kobzeva and Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alexander Winning)