Norway's Equinor will be joining the EU's joint platform for gas procurement, with the aim of signing more long-term contracts between suppliers and customers, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday.

"The goal is that we have more long-term contracts," von der Leyen told reporters, while adding that the terms of the agreements would be up to the companies involved.

Equinor, Europe's largest gas supplier, was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Nora Buli, writing by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik)