Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has invited Austrian companies to participate in the contest to select management for the Ukrainian gas transmission system (GTS).

He is confident that the EU is capable of ensuring unity with regard to the Nord Stream 2 project, according to a report by the presidential press service.

Read alsoEU envoy underlines importance of reforming, modernizing Ukraine's GTS"Speaking of the energy cooperation with Austria, we will be glad to invite Austrian companies to take part in the contest on the Ukrainian GTS management. We are convinced that this is a profitable and effective economic project," Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz on February 8, following the negotiations.

Read alsoUkraine seeking partner to manage GTS, extending deadline for applications"The Nord Stream 2 is a political project with no economic sense. We are confident that we will have enough strength to ensure the unity of the EU and find the positions that will allow us to make the EU's economy more competitive," the president added.