Speaking in Paris ahead of the meeting, Aliyev noted that Russia supplies some 20 percent of Europe's natural-gas needs, but he said that European countries are "looking for alternatives."
A price dispute between Russia and Ukraine led to brief disruptions in gas deliveries to Western Europe last year.
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