KazMunaiGas Reacted After The Scandal In Romania With Tony Blair
President KazMunaiGas, Azamat Zhangulov, had a significant reaction to the scandal broke in Romania, linked to the name of Tony Blair. He said the company he represents has nothing to do with the name of former British prime minister.
The statement comes after the news emerged more information, referring to the fact that Blair has advised the government of Kazakhstan and the time that the government of Romania and the state oil company of Kazakhstan, which controlled Rompetrol had negotiations the termination of a commercial conflict with a stake of over 400 million dollars.
The former President of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) of Romania, Victor Ponta, is accused of paying €220,000 to arrange a meeting with Tony Blair during his electoral campaign. The meeting would presumably increase the status and political capital of the candidate.
The plan entailed the organization the invitation of the former British Prime Minister to participate in a Conference, organized by an NGO. Tony Blair would then appear to request a meeting with Victor Ponta.
The €220,000 paid for the Conference and various intermediaries up to Tony Blair. Tony Blair is not under investigation. Victor Ponta on the other hand is charged with complicity to money laundering and abuse of his office for material benefit.
KazMunaiGas president, Azamat Zhangulov, had a significant reaction in the scandal erupted in Romania, linked to the name of Tony Blair. He said the company he represents has nothing to do with the name of former British prime minister.
Azamat Zhangulov: If you call the consulate services you can hire people based project to obtain more information from various fields, which is normal.
Reporter: And has nothing to do with …
Azamat Zhangulov: That I can tell from public sources. I can tell you I have no information on a different kind of relationship with this company, related to Rompetrol. If it was something you have to understand, the company had received information in this regard. But until now we have not had any relationship with the company Mr. Tony Blair. It is my firm statement. Said Azamat Zhangulov to Romania TV.