FEBRUARY 26, 2017 8°C Baku 3°C Xankandi 5°C Khachmaz 9°C Barda 10°C Lenkoran 4°C Nakhchivan 8°C Ganja

Southern Gas Corridor created new regional cooperation format – president

Date: 17.02.17, 19:42

Font size : - / +


“Once large gas fields were discovered in Azerbaijan, a decision was made to transport these gases to the international markets”, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in his speech at the “On the Road to (Price) Stability? The return of OPEC and the Geopolitics of Oil” roundtable as part of the Munich Security Conference.

The head of state said that we are now implementing the Southern Gas Corridor project jointly with a number of other countries and companies, with the support of the European Commission and this project is the continuation the projects we started to implement in 1990s: “Now, the Southern Gas Corridor is the biggest infrastructure project in Europe. It costs over $40 billion. Currently, 7 countries are participating in this project. At least three countries will also join this project in the future. This project is supported by the European Commission. We discussed this issue with Šefčovič. There is a memorandum between the European Commission and Azerbaijan on strategic partnership on energy. Today, the Southern Gas Corridor is a reality”.

President Aliyev noted that this is an integrated pipeline system consisting of three different pipelines which connect Azerbaijan with European markets and countries located along the route towards the European markets: “This project created a new regional cooperation format. The matter is about Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy and candidate country Albania. So, it is not so easy to ensure interests of these parties. Therefore, jointly with the European Commission, we created Advisory Board of the Southern Gas Corridor. Two meetings of the Advisory Council have already been held in Baku and the third meeting will be held on February 23 with the participation of Šefčovič. There are significant achievements. I can say that about 65% percent of the TANAP, 80% of other segment of the Southern Gas Corridor and 34-35% of TAP have already been completed. Shahdeniz development was completed by 90%. Our goal is to deliver Azerbaijan’s first natural gas to the markets next year and complete this project by 2020 if no artificial delays occur in several partner countries”.

The president said that Azerbaijan is the shareholder of all four segments of the Southern Gas Corridor and acts as an investor: “We attracted funds from the WB, international financial organizations, ADB, Asian Infrastructure Bank. We are waiting for allocation of funds by EBRD and EIB. So, this is a wide financial, infrastructure, technical and energy project. We are proud of this. Of course the new cooperation format among these countries creates a new cooperation spirit in the region. This creates joint commitment, certainty, trustworthiness and partnership. So, after the project is completed, Azerbaijan’s role as a reliable and only gas source for Europe will increase and our ties with the European companies will be strengthened”.


Read : 827


Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to an AzVision.az journalist.
You can also contact us in the following ways:
Send your e-mails to [email protected]
Send pictures/video to [email protected]
Tweet: @AzvisionEn
Or, you can comment here:

(Do not use phrases offending others and encouraging discrimination based on race, religion, age, nationality. Don not incite to breach Azerbaijan laws. Otherwise, your comments will either be edited or deleted)
Name:
Submit
You can write maximum 512 symbols


Oil prices

Azerbaijan in Focus

11 days in Mystic Azerbaijan

ARCHIVE

Other news from category Azerbaijan

Tension on frontline is continuation of Armenia’s political provocation such as `referendum` – FM Azerbaijan destroys Armenian UAV, firing point Fake News outlets like CNN, New York Times ‘Danger to Our Country’ - Trump Armenia commits large-scale provocations along frontline with Azerbaijan Azerbaijan to appeal to UNESCO on illegal archaeological work in occupied lands Khojaly genocide survivor shares her harrowing story - VIDEO Azerbaijan prevents Armenian sabotage near 2 villages OSCE MG co-chair countries voted for UN resolutions on Karabakh conflict - FM German government does not recognize `referendum` in Nagorno-Karabakh `Close participation of European financial organizations in SGC realization will be important ` Armenians threw me into fire - Witness of Khojaly Genocide - VIDEO Devil`s portrait! - CARTOON Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry issues statement on 25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide Khojaly Genocide - Film Documentary - The Azerbaijan Truth - VIDEO Khojaly in international media Photos taken by French Photographer on Khojaly Genocide day Mehriban Aliyeva`s cultural diplomacy: What she did for Azerbaijan and world Escape from Armenian hell: Khojaly genocide survivor tells her story- VIDEO Genocide of 20th century - VIDEO I will justify confidence in me - First VP Mehriban Aliyeva: Armenian soldiers at Azerbaijani shepherds in Aghdam President Ilham Aliyev chairs Azerbaijani Security Council`s meeting Heads of Azerbaijan`s religious confessions appeal to int’l organizations, ECHR Mehriban Aliyeva appointed as Azerbaijani first vice-president Demand Justice for Khojaly: - witnesses of Khojaly genocide| PART 2 Political cartoons - February 2017 “Referendum” held by separatist regime in Nagorno-Karabakh is absolutely illegal, Azerbaijani President Demand Justice for Khojaly: - witnesses of Khojaly genocide| PART 1 Azerbaijan to blacklist foreign “observers” of Karabakh “referendum” Genocide of XX century - INFOGRAPHICS

NEWS