Presidents Yushchenko (left) and Kaczynski in Plock (epa)
March 7, 2007 -- The presidents of Poland and Ukraine have announced plans for a five-country energy summit in May.
Polish President Lech Kaczynski made the announcement today after meeting his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yushchenko in the Polish city of Plock.
Kaczynski said he hoped that Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Georgia will join the summit.
Kaczynski said the summit would envision "a great undertaking" to import oil from Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to Poland -- via Georgia and Ukraine.
Yushchenko is in Poland for talks with Kaczynski aimed at reducing both countries' dependency on Russian energy.
The talks focused on plans to extend Ukraine's Odesa-Brody oil pipeline to Plock, home to the Polish oil company PKN Orlen's main refinery. Orlen currently relies on supplies from Russia.
(AP, dpa, Interfax)